Thursday, May 24, 2012

Project 365 Days Of Food- Day 54, Hara Chana Masala- Mung Beans and Spring Onions!

This delightful dish is a  family favorite and utterly simple to prepare. 
Mung beans are grown in winter in the Northern India and are cooked in the pod on an open fire. The pods open with a splutter and the hot mung bean, or green gram, is eaten plain or spiced with lemon juice. 
Simple and delicious!!!

2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 spring onions (use the bulb and 7cm green stem), sliced
500 gms fresh mung beans, shelled
1 tbsp garam masala powder
salt to taste

1. In a pan, heat the oil and saute the spring onions for about 2-3 minutes, then add the mung beans. Cover and cook on low heat for about 10 minutes until they squash easily between your fingers. Season with some salt.
3. Sprinkle with garam masala powder and serve hot, with rotis and dal.