Hesarukaalu Guggri/Stirfried mung beans

Kadalekaalu, Hesarukaalu, alasandekaalu guggri is very common prasad (neivedya/offering) item during Navratri in the evening prayers. You visit any house which displays it's doll house you have 50% chances of getting this dish as a take away prasada item along with a fruit during Navaratri.

It is a very simple and tasy dish which goes well with chapathi or rice. All you need to do is soak one cup of hesarukaalu/mung beans for about 4 hrs and pressure cook it for 1 whistle with little water and salt. Decant the water from kaalu.

tampering : Oil, mustard seeds, uddinabele/uraddal, green chillies cut into rounds from 2 chillies, curry leaves, hing . heat oil in a wide pan and add the above ingredients in the order mentioned. Let urad dal turn brown before you add chillies.
Add cooked beans and salt. Mix well. Swith off the stove. Do the garnishing and serve hot.
garnishing : Chopped coriander leaves and freshly grated coconut

P.S. The picture shown has onions too, which is a optional addition.

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I was revisiting few of my old recipes and did little modification to one of them, so I thought of re-publishing it.
Vadapi and Menasinakayi Gojju (Rice Flour Pooris and Chilli Gojju)
I added 2 tbsp of maida flour to 1.5 cups of rice flour and the result was good. This tip is particulary useful when you are staying outside India and do not get good quality rice flour or you are buying a store bought flour.
If you are using fresh rice flour (fresh from the mill) this adjustment is not required at all. Just use lukewarm water to mix the dough.

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Kalakand: Tried and Tasted
We were very much impressed with the results of Kalakand, so I made a plateful of it for a dear friend who liked it as much as we did. Thank you Cham and BongMom.

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Hesarukaalu guggri goes to Festive Food Navaratri hosted by me at this blog. Do not forget to send in your entries before 11 Oct 2008. For more details refer to this post

16 comments:

Ramya Bala said...

hey lakshmi,moong bean fry looks yummy n then rice flour poori...i havent tried it..but sure it would be flavor filled because of cumin..
N Yes,I know a comm called INdian Women food bloggers..hehhee..but u know what its almost died..give some life by posting ur latest entry atleast..hehhee

Happy cook said...

I have neve rhad this dishes. WOuld love to try them once.

LG said...

Ramya & Happy,

Rice flour pooris..ummm...you must try it to know it. It is addictive infact..and same applies to beans fry. We actually eat it without any accompaniment. It is very similar to Sundal of Tamilnadu.

Priti said...

Happy Navratri LG, Rice flour puri looking yum and you got it perfect..mung dal stirfried looks simple and healthy. Kalakand is worth drooling over ;)...lovely spread

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi...
Pooris have turned out perfect for u. Look so good. Loved the mung beans.

Cham said...

The poori is really impressive LK, the way it puffed! The moong bean for navarathri is called sundal, but the curry is new and tasty!
Hope you and your friend enjoyed the kalakand!

Divya Vikram said...

All dishes look authentic n perfect!

sowmya said...

looks very good ..we call it sundal..I also make this for navrathri using a different bean each day..will compile and send for your event..
kalakand looks really good..i will try it soon..

Uma said...

All the dishes look delicious Lakshmi!

Sireesha said...

Everything looks awesome and fabulous......

Shreya said...

stir fried moong beans is new to me. Looks great, love the kalakhand too:-)

Priyanka said...

the mung beans look delicious.we usually make it without the onions. and sometimes i make a curry of it instead of the stir-fry.

rekhas kitchen said...

mmmmm looks very yummy

rekhas kitchen said...

lakshmi just now i sent my first entry to festive food event can you please check it out thanks for the event

DEESHA said...

hmm ... another lovely dish from you

Eco_smith said...

Lakshmi!
Naanu Helasru kal usli/guggri madidde ri prasadakke anta.... I thought of sending it to the navratri event too.. Now i will send something else. Usli nodidrene Dasara habba napaka barutte alva!!!