Moong Chaat

November 7, 2008

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Ingredients

  • One cup of split yellow moong dal
  • One onion (finely chopped)
  • One tomato (finely chopped)
  • One piece of cucumber (cut into thin strips)
  • One piece of raw mango (Cut into fine strips)
  • One small carrot (grated)
  • Two green chillies (finely chopped)
  • Few curry leaves
  • Few coriander leaves
  • One small lemon
  • 1/2 tsp grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  • Salt as required
  • 1/2 tsp cooking oil

For seasoning

  • One tsp mustard
  • One tsp Jeera

Method

  1. Soak Yellow moong dal for about 1/2 an hour.
  2. Drain the excess water and keep it in the strainer.
  3. In a mixing bowl, put soaked moong dal, onion, tomato, cucumber, mango, salt and lemon juice.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Heat oil and add mustard and jeera.
  6. When mustard starts popping, add green chillies, curry leaves and  asafoetida.
  7. Add this seasoning to the soaked moong dal.
  8. Mix well and garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves.
  9. Serve along with soup and wheat bread.

Note: Apple and pomegranate pearls can be added to enhance the taste of the dish.

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Sprouted Green Gram and Paneer Chaat

June 28, 2008

Ingredients

  • 100 gms of Tofu paneer
  • One cup of Sprouted green gram
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 Carrot
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp roasted jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar free powder
  • Salt as required
  • 2 table spoon chopped parsley

Method

  1. Cut the paneer into cubes.
  2. Cut the capsicum, onion and tomato into thin strips.
  3. Grate the carrot.
  4. In a mixing bowl, add paneer, sprouted green gram, capsicum, onion, carrot, tomato, pepper powder, jeera powder, salt, sugar free powder, lemon juice and chopped parsley.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Serve with whole wheat bread.

Sprouted Green Gram and Fruit Chaat

February 23, 2008

Ingredients

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  • A selection of fruits like pine apple, apple, orange , pomegranate, grapes.
  • Green gram sprout 1 small cup
  • Sliced cucumber 1 small cup
  • Chaat Masala 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sugar (optional) 1/2 teaspoon
  • Kala Namak (Black Salt) 1/2 teaspoon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Fresh cream (optional) 1 small cup

Method

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  1. Wash and cut fruits into small pieces. Pomegranate pearls are to be separated from the membrane. Orange and pine apple are to be peeled and sliced.
  2. Take a serving bowl and place all the cut pieces of fruits, cucumber and sprout in it.
  3. Mix the contents.
  4. Add Chaat Masala, Kala Namak(black salt),sugar(optional) and pepper powder.
  5. Mix the contents well.
  6. Add lemon juice.
  7. Again mix the contents well.
  8. For enhancing the taste, add fresh cream.

The salad can also be served along with lunch and/or dinner.Roughly you can take 1/2 fruit of orange,apple and pomegranate and 1/4 fruit of pine apple per person.