Sprouted Moong Pulao- Green Moong Pulao- Healthy Pulao recipe- Kalimirch By Smita
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3-4
  • 1 Cup=200gms Long grain Basmati Rice
  • ¾th Cup=90gms Sprouted Moong
  • 2 Medium sized=125 gms Onions-thinly sliced
  • 1 Large=120gms Tomatoes-finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 8-10 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2-inch Ginger root
  • 4-5 Green Chilies
  • 10-12 Mint Leaves
  • ¼th Cup Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • ½-inch Cinnamon sticks
  • 1-tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½-tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1-tsp Dry Coriander Powder
  • ½-tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 6-7 Black peppercorns
  • ½-tsp Garam Masala
  • Oil as required
  1. Wash and Soak rice for 30 mins. Make a Green Masala paste with- Ginger, Garlic, Green Chilies, fresh Coriander Leaves and Mint Leaves. We will make a fine and thick paste.
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat 3 tbsp Cooking Oil. Put Whole spices- Bay Leaf, Star Anise, Green Cardamom, Cloves, Cinnamon sticks and Cumin Seeds.
  3. When Cumin Seeds splutter, add sliced Onions and cook until Onions become brown in color (approx 10 mins). Add Green Masala and turmeric powder and cook for 2-3 mins.
  4. Now, add chopped tomatoes, some salt. Mix well and cover pressure cooker with lid and cook until tomatoes become soft and mushy.
  5. Cook tomatoes for 5-6 mins. I have used 3-4 tbsp water while cooking tomatoes.
  6. Now, add dry spice powder- red chili powder, dry coriander powder, garam masala powder and crushed black peppercorns. Cook for 4-5 mins
  7. After 4-5 mins, Oil begins to ooze out from the masala. Add sprouted Moong and soaked and drained rice and mix well. Now add 2 and ½ cup water and salt to taste. Mix well.
  8. When this mixture begins to simmer on medium heat, seal the pressure cooker with lid and pressure cook on medium heat.
  9. We have cooked on medium heat for 5 mins (and 1 whistle). Remove from heat.
Recipe by Kali Mirch - by Smita at https://kalimirchbysmita.com/sprouted-moong-pulao/