How to make Green Moong Moussaka-Cook Smart – Sanjeev Kapoor

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Sanjeev Kapoor

Green Moong Moussaka-Cook Smart Recipe Card

Green Moong Moussaka-Cook Smart
‘This moussaka is specially for the vegetarians and what’s it is healthy too’

Preparation Time :16-20 minutes

Cooking time :41-50 minutes

Servings :4

Level Of Cooking :Easy

Taste :Mild

Ingredients for ‘Green Moong Moussaka-Cook Smart’ Recipe

  • Green gram sprouts (ankurit moong) boiled with salt 2 cups
  • Olive oil 1 teaspoon
  • Large eggplant 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Medium onion sliced 1
  • Garlic finely chopped 2 teaspoons
  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons
  • Medium tomatoes finely chopped 2
  • Tomato puree 3/4 cup
  • Green chiili sauce 1 tablespoon
  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste
  • Mozzarella cheese grated 4 tablespoons
  • Mixed dried herbs 1 teaspoon
  • Yogurt 4 teaspoon to serve
  • Fresh parsley sprig for garnish

Method

step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC.

step 2

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a non-stick pan and some olive oil in a non-stick grill pan.

step 3

Thinly slice eggplant and sprinkle salt on them.

step 4

Add onion to the pan and saute well.

step 5

Place eggplant slices in the grill pan and grill, turning sides, till evenly done on both sides and grill marks appear on both sides.

step 6

Add garlic, ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes to the onion, mix and saute. Add salt and continue to saute till tomatoes turn soft and pulpy.

step 7

Heat green gram in a microwave for a minute.

step 8

Add tomato puree to the pan and mix well. Add green chilli sauce, mix well and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes.

step 9

Flip the eggplant sliced in the grill pan. Add crushed peppercorns and continue grilling.

step 10

Spread some of the cooked tomato sauce in a glass baking dish. Place some of the grilled eggplant slices on it and top with 1 cup green gram and 3 tablespoons cheese. Spread some more tomato sauce on top, put the remaining eggplant slices and top with remaining green gram and 3 tablespoons cheese. Spread the remaining tomato sauce on top, sprinkle dried herbs, drizzle yogurt and top with remaining cheese.

step 11

Put the dish in the preheated oven and bake for ½ hour.

step 12

Let it rest for a while before serving.

step 13

Garnish with a parsley sprig and serve with a little cold yogurt.

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