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Sprouted & Curried Mung (Moogachi Usal)

This is total comfort food for me. Especially after a hectic week in the kitchen with cooking workshops and recipe testing. The inner foodie in me craves simple and soul food.. Sprouted and curried Moong or better know as Moogachi Usal in Maharastra. This delicacy can be made with any beans such as Moong or red beans commonly known as matki in India. Generally the beans are soaked in water and allowed to sprout. The sprouted beans are stir fried along with onions, spices and curry leaves in oil. Little water is put to cook the sprouts or alternatively the sprouted beans could be parboiled in water in advance. I’m reminded of the magic beans in ” Jack in the Bean Stalk”.These beans once soaked over night seems to sprout quite like magic the next day.The best way to sprout them is drain off the water and wrap the Moong in a kitchen towel and keep them covered with a lid on in a warm dark place.The kitchen oven works great for me. They sprout in about a couple of days …