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Spicy Whole Green Grams

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Ingredients
  Whole mung beans 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Green Variety)
  Green chili 1 , split in to two
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch
  Garam masala 2 Teaspoon
  Dried bay leaves/1 fresh bay leaf 2
  Yellow onion/Spanish onion 1⁄2 , chopped
  Tomato 1 , chopped
  Garlic cloves 4 , chopped
  Ginger 1 Tablespoon, chopped (Plus More For Garnish)
  Cloves 2
  Ghee 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Directions

Wash the whole mung beans to get rid of any dirt.

2) Soak them in fresh water for at least one hour.

3) Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add bay leaf, cloves, asafetida, cumin seeds, ginger, green chili, garlic and onions. Sauté until the onions are golden brown.

4) Add tomatoes along with red chili powder and garam masala. Combine all the ingredients and place a lid. Cook this for eight minutes or until the tomatoes are soft and mushy.

5) Remove the lid. Add 4 Cups of water to this along with the drained beans and salt. Combine and place the pressure cooker lid with the whistle on.

6) On medium heat, cook this until four whistles go off. You might have to cook it longer, depending on the type of pressure cooker you are using.

7) Switch off the gas. Let the pressure cooker cool down.

8) Remove the lid and check if the lentils are soft and adjust the salt level.

9) If the lentils appear to be a little andante, place the pressure cooker back on the stove with the lid on and wait for another two whistles to go off.

10) Repeat step 8.

11) Garnish with Juliann fresh ginger and serve hot to your loved ones!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Steamed
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Lentil dishes are nutritious and filling and here is an Indian recipe to make one. Watch chef Aarsi showing how to make Mung Bean lentils or green gram with vegetables and spicy seasonings. Good to have with rotis or rice!

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