Mooga Ghati (Sprouted Green Gram)

Mooga Ghati is a lightly spiced, semi dry gravy prepared in a coconut paste that’s prepared in Goa. It can be served as side dish with rice, or with rotis or even had with Goan pao for breakfast.
  • Passive
    48 Hours
  • Prep
    15 minutes
  • Cook
    15 minutes
  • Servings
    6 People


For the Masala Paste:-
  • 1/2 cup Fresh grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 Green chillies (Roughly chopped)
  • 1 Tamarind Ball (small marble sized ball)
Other Ingredients:-
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • A Pinch hing (Asafoetida)
  • 8 Fresh Curry leaves
  • 1 medium sized Onion (Sliced)
  • 1 cup Moong (Sprout them, after sprouting you get 2 cups)
  • Salt (As required)


  • 1 Sprout the moong.
  • 2 In a vessel, add the moong with sufficient water to cover the moong. Add salt and cook till moong are tender.
  • 3 Prepare the masala paste in a grinder using coconut, turmeric powder, tamarind and green chilies with sufficient water to form a fine paste.
  • 4 In another pan, add oil, mustard seeds. Allow them to crackle. Add hing and curry leaves. Fry for half a minute.
  • 5 Add the masala paste. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Remove the masala and keep aside.
  • 6 In same pan, fry Onions for 2-3 minutes.
  • 7 Add the fried masala paste and the moong. Adjust the salt.
  • 8 Cover and cook for 5 minutes till done and gravy is semi dry. (you can add little garam masala , optional). (See Recipe Notes below)

Recipe Notes

  1. If serving for breakfast, can make the gravy a bit water to be soaked and eaten with pao.
  2. Click here for Goan Pao Recipe

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