May 22, 2015

Green Garlic & Moong Dal Stir Fry Recipe


When i was shopping in my supermarket. I found a bunch of veg looking just like spring onions, but the leaves are much thicker and denser. I asked the keeper what is it, and she told me it is green garlic. I have never seen them or used them in cooking before, So i picked a bunch of those. I decided to use them in a stir fry along with some moong dal so i can enjoy it with some spicy pulikulambu..It turned out to be pretty good..


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 5 mins
Soaking Time : 1 hour
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 3 to 4

Ingredients:


Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 1 cup

Green Garlic / Spring Garlic - 3 to 4 cups chopped
Dry Red Chillies - 2 to 3
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad Dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup

Method:


Soak moong dal for 1 hour.


Grind chillies and cumin in a blender till coarse. Set aside.


Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard and urad dal, let them sizzle for 30 sec.


Now add in green garlic and saute for a min.


Now add in chilli cumin mix, salt and toss well.


Add in drained dal and mix well.


Pour a splash of water, cover it and cook it on a low heat for 15 mins.


Now the green garlic and dal must be cooked.


Serve.

Pictorial:
These are the main ingredients


First wash your green garlic or spring garlic really well


Chop them roughly


Soak moong dal for 1 hour


Take dry red chilli and cumin seeds in a mixer


Crush them roughly


Heat oil in a kadai


Add in mustard seeds


add in urad dal


add in the chopped green garlic


saute them for a min


Add in the chilli and cumin mix


season with some salt


toss well


add in the drained soaked moong dal





mix well


pour in a splash of water


cover and cook on a very low heat for 15 mins.


now the dal is cooked


Serve

2 comments:

  1. Hello Aarthi,

    From the pic, i think the vegetable is called Onion Flower. In bangalore you can find this in many stores. I thought i would just let you know.

    I am a big fan of your blog. Have tried many recipes. i cant quite remember the recipes, bcoz its quite a lot :). keep up the good work .

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  2. It is green onion Not green garlic

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