Green Mung Usli (Stir fry)


If you are looking for something tasty, nutritious and easy to make, then look no further! Green mung bean is high in protein, packed with vitamins and minerals, and an excellent non-meat source of iron! You can use either sprouted mung or unsprouted one – tastes great either way. Add it as sides to your dinner or have it as a healthy snack… Super food that’s super delicious.

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Ingredients:

Green mung – 2 cups
Onion – 1 large, finely chopped
Green chilli – 2-3, slit
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – 1 pinch
Curry leaves – 5-6
Salt to taste
Juice of ½ lemon
Fresh coconut – grated, for garnish
Coriander leaves – for garnish

Method:

  1. Wash the mung bean and boil with 2 cups of salted water until it is cooked but has some firmness
  2. Heat a fry pan or kadhai and add oil. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter
  3. Add cumin, curry leaves and asafoetida. Saute for a few seconds
  4. Add the onions and chillies and  stir fry until onions are translucent.
  5. Add the cooked mung beans and mix well. Add salt to taste. Simmer for 5-10 minutes
  6. Turn off the heat and add lemon juice
  7. Garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves and serve

Notes:

  • You can also use sprouted mung beans for this dish
  • Make sure the mung bean is not overcooked else it will turn mushy

 

Boil mung bean in salted water

Boil mung bean in salted water

 

Saute onion and spices

Saute onion and spices

Add cooked mung bean and simmer

Add cooked mung bean and simmer

 

 

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