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Monday, April 9, 2012

Moong gram stew

This is one of my mother's recipe. She used to make it often and it goes well with appam and puttu. Actually I had forgotten this curry for sometime. Last day my husband wanted something different to go with appam than the usual egg curry. That was when I called her up for an idea. I usually do that when I'm blank or void of ideas. She reminded me of this one and here it is. This is an easy one if you've well soaked moong gram.

  1. Moong gram - 1/2 cup (soaked well)
  2. Carrot - 1 (diced)
  3. Potato - 1 (diced)
  4. Onion - 1 (sliced)
  5. Ginger - a small piece (chopped)
  6. Green chilli - 3 (slit lengthwise)
  7. Thin coconut milk - 2 cups (see Note)
  8. Salt to taste 
  9. Thick coconut milk - 1 cup
  10. Coconut oil - 1 tsp

  • Soak moong gram for 4-6 hrs (so it gets cooked in one or two whistles)
  • In a pressure cooker add ingredients from 1 to 8. Stir and cook for 2 whistles (avoid overcooking)
  • Once the pressure is relieved, open the lid and add thick coconut milk. Don't let it boil.
  • Switch off the flame. Drizzle coconut oil. Serve with appam or puttu

  •  I used coconut powder to make thin and thick coconut milk
  • You can replace coconut milk with cow's milk. Then dilute it before pouring into the cooker.
Sending this to Krithi's and Denny's Serve it Pressure cooked/Slow cooked 
and to Vardini's event at Sara's corner 's Dish it out , Kerala kitchen event hosted by Ramya


  1. Sounds very nice and very unique recipe

  2. This is such a healthy recipe. I love the addition of coconut milk.

  3. very healthy but different stew ,never tried adding coconut milk in moong daal..should be very delicious

  4. Healthy and delicious mom makes this,sometimes with spouted moong dal too

  5. Looks new to me. Will try out for sure.

  6. this is delicious and double healthy with green gram and to me also

  7. Looks really very yummy ur stew.

  8. Looks so healthy and delicious..

  9. happy to follow you back your space..;)
    do visit mine..
    Tasty Appetite

  10. Very innovative
    Very tempting.Looks delicious

  11. fabulous recipe... looks delicious..

  12. You can link it to my event Dish it out Green Gram, Carrot, Potato here thanks, sara

  13. Nice variation to the normal stew we make for appams. Lovely!

  14. Healthy stew for aappams.. Nice one

  15. yummy stew that will go well with appam....awesome

  16. this is a new variety of stew for me..thanks for sharing it through kerala kitchen


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