Moong Sprouts Rice
by Tarla Dalal
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The moong sprouts rice is what you could call a ‘one-kadhai meal’! of course, it takes a little help from the handy microwave oven. Rice tossed with a wonderful assortment of spices and paneer, is layered with a toothsome curry of nutritious moong sprouts cooked with a semi-spicy masala paste, and baked in an oven to enhance and lock in the myriad flavours and aromas contributed by the ingredients.
- Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the caraway seeds, cloves and cardamom and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the garlic and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few more seconds.
- Add the paneer and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the cooked rice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Divide the rice into 3 equal portions and keep aside.
- Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the bayleaves and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the prepared paste and 2 tbsp of water and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the moong sprouts, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the cream and mix well.
- Divide the curry into 2 equal portions and keep aside.
- Grease a microwave safe baking bowl with ghee, put 1 portion of rice in it and spread it evenly using the back of a spoon.
- Pour 1 portion of the moong sprouts curry over it and spread it evenly.
- Again spread a portion of the rice and moong sprouts curry evenly over it.
- Finally add the remaining portion of rice over it and spread it evenly.
- Pour the milk over it, cover with a lid and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 15 to 20 minutes or microwave on high for 3 minutes.
- Just before serving, turn upside down on a big serving plate.
- Serve immediately.
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