Moogacha Pandhara Birde is prepared during Monday of Shrawan month in CKP households. Peeling the skin of moong is a tedious job but taste is worth the effort. This dish is prepared with minimal spices yet it tastes delicious. Let me share the recipe.
1 cup sprouted & peeled moog
1 small onion(optional)
1/2 cup grated coconut
3 green chilies
1/2 cumin seeds
1/2 inch ginger
1tsp pepper powder
Pinch of hing
Salt to taste
Soak moong for 8 hours. Now remove from water and allow it to sprout for 10 hours.
When it sprouts peel the skin. Now cook them with some water for 8-10 minutes till they are soft.
Heat oil in pan. Add pinch of hing then add onions. Saute the onions cover and cook for 5 minutes. Now add cooked moong sprouts.
Grind coconut, ginger, cumin and green chilies and make fine paste. Mix with moong. Adjust salt. Add pepper powder.
Simmer for 2 minutes. Moogacha Pandhara birde is ready