From Grandma’s Kitchen: Mooga Gathi

Mooga Gathi is a vegetarian dish from Goa which contains coconut and sprouted green grams.


½ cup green moong/ gram

7 tbsp coconut (grated)

6 peppercorns

2 dry Kashmiri red chillies

A pinch of garam masala powder

½ tsp cumin seeds

½ tsp mustard seeds

½ tsp chopped ginger

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp jaggery

1 marble size ball of tamarind

1/2 tsp hing/asafetida

Coriander leaves

Salt to taste


Soak the moong in some water for 6 hours. Drain the water and keep it covered with a muslin cloth overnight to let it sprout.

Boil the moong for 5 minutes.

Grind the coconut, garam masala, coriander leaves, turmeric, chillies, tamarind, and peppercorns to a paste.

Heat a pan and put the paste in it. Then add it to the moong. Put the jaggery and cook for 2 minutes.

Heat some oil in a pan. Put in the cumin, mustard, hing, and ginger. Then mix it with the moong gravy and put salt.