Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Green gram salad / chaat

Here is another spicy snack for all of us who crave for a spicy snack in the evening and still want to reduce a few inches:)

Other names: Green gram salad / pachai payaru sundal / moong chaat.

dry green gram - 1 cup
oil - 1 tsp
hing - a pinch
curry leaf - few
mustard - 1 tsp
cucumber - 1
onion - 1
carrot - 1
tomato - 1
lemon - 1/8 of a fruit
coconut slices - few
salt - to taste.
To grind:
coconut - 2 tbsp
cumin - 1/2 tsp
green chilly - 3

Soak the green gram for 5 hours and cook till tender (Add water just to immerse the green gram. Bring 1 whistle in a pressure cooker, reduce flame and cook in low flame for 5 minutes). (or) Sprout the soaked green gram overnight and cook in stove top for 10 minutes, till done.
Drain the water, take out the cooked green gram and add required salt.keep aside.
Grind the items given to a coarse mixture. Mix with the cooked green gram.
Heat oil in a small skillet. Let the mustard crackle, add the curry leaf, asafoetida (hing). Squeeze the lemon and pour the tempering over the green gram. Carefully mix.

Before serving finely chop the onion, cucumber, tomato, grated carrot, coconut and add to the green gram. Top with finely chopped cilantro.

Green gram salad is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve as snack.
Makes 6 servings.


Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy healthy salad...

Priya Suresh said...

Healthy,colourful and nutritious salad.

Chitra said...

I used to make the same for my hubby but without grinding part. will try this version ..

Spice up the Curry said...

very healthy and yummy salad

Suja Manoj said...

Healthy and filling salad

Santosh Bangar said...

healthy salad

Swetha Sree said...

I am always on the look out for good salad recipes. healthy and tasty it looks. :)

Unknown said...

I always have a snack craving too in the late afternoon..this looks healthy..

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