Moong Gnocchi


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We all love pasta and gnocchi is my favourite pasta. Moong Gnocchi is gnocchi with a twist. Remember boiled potatoes are low in calories and fat, but high in fiber and nutrients, just adding moong sprouts makes it a fiber rich healthy Indian snack.

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Moong Gnocchi recipe - How to make Moong Gnocchi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 serving


For The Gnocchi
4 to 5 medium boiled and grated potatoes
1 cup plain flour (maida)
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste
1 tbsp oil for drizzling
water for boiling gnocchi
1 tsp oil

For The Sauce
1 large finely chopped onion
2 to 3 green chillies
3 to 4 medium tomatoes
basil leaves
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup water
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste
sprouted moong (whole green gram)
for the garnish
1/2 cup mozzarella grated processed cheese (optional)
fresh basil
coriander (dhania) leaves
For the gnocchi

    For the gnocchi
  1. Add salt and pepper to the potatoes and go on adding plain flour till you can knead to a soft dough.
  2. Divide the mixture into equal portions.
  3. Shape each portion into a cylindrical roll 25 mm. (1") in length. Lightly flatten each gnocchi using a fork. Keep aside.
  4. Bring 1/2 pan of water to boil and put batches of gnocchi in it. Test is; if cooked it rises to surface, leave it on surface for 5-8 seconds and then drain and keep aside. Cook all gnocchi similarly.
  5. Repeat step 4 to boil and drain the remaining gnocchi. Keep aside.
  6. Drizzle 1 tsp of oil over the gnocchi and keep aside.

For the sauce

    For the sauce
  1. Heat oil in a broad non-stick pan. Add the cumin seeds and let them brown a little.
  2. Add finely chopped onions, green chillies and basil and cook the onions till they are translucent.
  3. Add finely chopped tomatoes (you can also puree them in a mixer, I like the tomato pieces in my Moon gnocchi) and saute. Once tomatoes are cooked, add 1/2 cup water, salt and pepper. Let the sauce cook for 3-4 Minutes
  4. When oil starts leaving the sauce add gnocchi and toss gently.
  5. Add the sprouted moong and gently toss, simmer for 1 minute.
  6. Switch off the gas and cover the dish and let the flavors settle for 3-5 Minutes
  7. Serve hot, topped with grated cheese and finely chopped fresh basil and coriander leaves.

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This recipe was contributed by Namrata Bhargava on 23 Sep 2015

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