Maharashtrian Moogacha Bhaat (Moong Sprouts Rice) Recipe
How to Make Maharashtrian Moogacha Bhaat (Moong Sprouts Rice)
Maharashtrian Moogacha Bhaat (Moong Sprouts Rice) Recipe: This Maharashtrian-style moong sprouts rice dish is packed with irresistible flavours. It is a delicious and wholesome pulao-like preparation you will love.
- Total Cook Time 35 mins
- Prep Time 10 mins
- Cook Time 25 mins
- Recipe Servings2
Ingredients of Maharashtrian Moogacha Bhaat (Moong Sprouts Rice)
- 1 Cup rice
- 1 cup sprouted green moong
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tomato, finely chopped
- 3-4 green chillies, finely chopped
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 1/2 cup coriander leaves
- 1/2 cup mint leaves
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp haldi powder
- 1-inch cinnamon stick
- 4 cloves
- 6-8 peppercorns
- 1 star anise seed
- 4 green cardamoms
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tbsp oil
- Salt to taste
- 3 cups hot water
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Extra coriander leaves for garnish
How to Make Maharashtrian Moogacha Bhaat (Moong Sprouts Rice)HideShow Media
Wash and soak the rice for half an hour.
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan or kadhai, heat oil and add cumin seeds followed by the whole spices listed above (cinnamon, cloves, etc.).
Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute or so until the rawness goes away.
Add the sliced onion. Once it turns translucent, add the chopped tomato and green chillies.
Add haldi, chilli powder, garam masala and 2 tsp salt. Add the mint and coriander leaves.
Let it simmer on low flame for around 5 minutes, till the mixture leaves the oil.
Add the moong sprouts and the rice (after draining) to the vessel.
Pour in 3 cups of hot water. Stir and cover the vessel. Allow the dish to cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes.
Later, squeeze lemon juice on top, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.