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Monday, 24 October 2016

Kooka + Kirlanu Mooga Ghashi

Kirlanu Moogu is Sprouted beans and Kooka is chinese potato in Konkani..This is typical konkani side dish for rice...Ghashi is coconut based curry seasoned with mustard and curry leaves...You can use,chana,black eyed beans,white navy beans or rajma with chinese potato or yam or raw jackfruit..tastes wonderful with white rice or even with idli, dosa or chapati...

1 cup sprouted green gram/ moong
1/2 cup chinese potato/ kooka or yam or potato or raw jackfrut
1 cup grated fresh coconut
4 red chillies roasted in lil oil
Little tamarind
Salt to taste

4 tsp oil
2 tsp mustard
curry leaves 1/2 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera


  • Soak green gram overnight,then drain all the water ,once it is soaked
  • Transfer them into a kitchen towel and keep closed for full day in a warm place
  • Next day use it to make the curry
  • Cook sprouts in cooker with 1/2 cup water and salt only for one whistle
  • transfer the cooked moong in a vessel
  • Peel the kooka ,cut into cubes and wash in water well till you get the clean water
  • Cook it with little water and salt in cooker for 2-3 whistles
  • Grind coconut gratings,red chillies and tamarind into a fine paste
  • Add this masala paste to the boiled moong and kooka mixture,adjust the consistency adding water,check for the salt
  • Make it boil for 5-10 mins
  • Temper the curry with the mentioned   ingredients ,serve hot with rice !!!

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