Moong Gathi or Mooga Gathi or Muga 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 Pooja and festivals where we eat pure veg food. It tastes best with pooris, but some people love to eat it with rice.
In Goan temples, pure veg food without onion and without garlic is served on special occasions. People sit in a line on the floor and are served food on banana leaves. The curries are normally carries around in steel buckets and served to everyone in a line.
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.