Saaru upkari is really a simple and authentic Konkani dish . This is one of the easiest recipes. We can prepare this with any pulses. It can be eaten like a soup and good side dish for rice too. The lovely aroma of garlic seasoned into the dish makes it mouth watering. This is my son’s favourite and he likes to eat this with rice and spicy fish fry.
Moong/green gram 1 cup
Green chillies 3 to 4
Red chilli powder ½ to 1 tsp
Garlic 7 to 8 flakes crushed
Salt to taste
Oil for seasoning
Pressure cook the moong with salt and slit green chillies with 2 ½ cup of water till it becomes soft ( cook for 3 to 4 whistles).
Let it cool for some time then open the lid, if you need more gravy add little more water then boil it for 5 min.
Heat oil in seasoning pan, add crushed garlic fry till light brown then add red chilly powder for a min. Pour this on cooked moong. Serve with hot steaming rice and pickle/spicy fish fry.