Monday, August 22, 2011

Krishna Janmastami Special- Padengi Ghassi (sprouted moong dal curry)

Whenever there is Moode there has to be Padengi ghassi to go with it, especially for Krishna Janmastami

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  • 300 grms Sprouted moong dal
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 medium tomato chopped
  • 7 roasted red chillies (4 long and 3 small)
  • 2 tsp roasted coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp roasted cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 7 to 8 crushed garlic
  • 1 red chilly
  • 10 to 12 curry leaves

1. Put sprouted moong dal, tomatoes, salt and onion into a vessel, add enough water to cover the moong dal and cook on medium flame till the dal is almost cooked.

2. Grind coconut ,coriander seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric  using little water into a thick and fine paste.

3. Add the ground paste into the cooked moong dal and cook on medium flame.Bring to boil and cook till the raw smell of the ground masala disappears . Add water to adjust consistency.

4.Keep a small vessel on medium flame and add oil,when oil is hot add mustard seeds and urad dal. When the mustard seeds start popping,add crushed garlic,curry leaves and red chilly.Now pour the seasoning on to the padengi gravy.

5. Serve with moode/ steamed rice cakes


  1. Charishma, happy janmashtami!! this recipeis very interesting!! Loved it.

  2. nice n yummy curry..those moode looks really delicious

  3. Love sprouts in curries. perfect way to add more protein!

  4. looks too good.. I love this curry.. nice clicks..

  5. i made this .. it came out very delicious.

  6. tries this. it was delicious. thanks for ur accurate measurements. love ur blog

  7. just made this now just tastes like my moms curry,thank you :)

  8. Tried this just tastes like my moms curry ,Thank you :)

  9. Hi...can I use the same recipe to make patato gashi replacing the green mung dal? plz advice.

  10. Hi Charishma,
    The Moode is quiet nostalgic to me. We had some Manglorean neighbours around our place in early 80's that was during my school days and one of our friendly neighbour aunty, Sharadha Shenoy used to give me this. Since they left Coimbatore, I have never had this food, not even I had a clue what this food was until I saw your picture in Pinterest. Your post and picture kindled my memories along with the unforgettable smell of those steamed rice cake wed in leaves.


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