Mooga Gathi (Sprouted Moong In Coconut Paste) Recipe

Raksha Kamat
Mooga Gathi (Sprouted Moong In Coconut Paste) Recipe
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Mooga Gathi or Mooghache Gathi is a traditional Goan dish usually served in temples. This dish is made using green gram or moong sprouts in a delicious coconut gravy which is tempered with mustard leaves and curry leaves. This is a pure veg dish made without using onion and garlic. Yet, this dish tastes so delicious that you will want to eat more. This dish is also made on special occasions like religious functions and festivals where we eat pure veg food. It tastes best with pooris, but some people love to eat it with rice.

Did you know- Moong sprouts are extremely good for health. They are rich in proteins and loaded with vitamins and minerals. They help lower cholesterol and reduce weight.

Serve Mooga Gathi with Puri or steamed rice for a perfect meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Goan recipes such as

  1. Goan Kaju Curry
  2. Goan Mushroom Xacuti
  3. Amlechi Uddamethi
  4. Goan Pumpkin Sabzi


Cuisine: Goan Recipes
Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

540 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

580 M


4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Green Moong Sprouts
  • 6 tablespoon Fresh coconut , grated
  • 5 Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 3 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Tamarind , marble sized ball
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon Jaggery , grated
  • 2 teaspoon Oil

How to make Mooga Gathi (Sprouted Moong In Coconut Paste) Recipe

  1. To begin with Mooga Gathi, sprout the green gram by soaking them in water. Next day drain the water and keep it covered in a big strainer or muslin cloth. On next day, sprouts will start appearing. You can remove the peel of sprouted green gram by rubbing it against each other with your hands.

  2. Pressure cook the sprouted green gram by adding 2 cups water. Drain and retain the water. This water can be later added to the gravy.

  3. Grind the grated coconut, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilies, tamarind and peppercorns to a paste.

  4. Heat a kadhai and pour the gravy in it. To this add the sprouted green gram. Add 3/4th cup water specially the one retained after pressure cooking the green gram to make the gravy thin.

  5. Add grated jaggery and stir well. Simmer for 10 Minutes and switch off the gas.

  6. In a tempering pan, add a teaspoon oil. When oil gets heated add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds flutter add asafoetida and curry leaves. Add this tempering to the sprouted green gram curry and cover the kadai. Let it cook for 5-8 minutes and the switch off the heat.

  7. Serve Mooga Gathi with Puri or steamed rice for a perfect meal.