Molake Saaru (Sprouted Black channa Rasam) and Mango Gojju

Sprouted Black Channa Rasam

Molake Saaru is very healthy and wholesome. Molake in Kannada translates to sprouts and Saaru is Rasam. This dish is a great way to get your daily dose of pulses.

You will need:

½ Cup Black Channa ( Black Ceci Beans)

1 medium potato cubed

2 cloves of Garlic

¾ cup Grated coconut

1 onion thinly sliced

1 tbsp Sambar powder

Salt to taste

Mustard seasoning

Curry leaves

Soak black channa overnight and the next day drain and place in a warm place. This allows the channa to sprout. This takes a whole day again.

Boil the sprouted black channa with sufficient water in a pressure cooker along with the sliced onions and cubed potato. In a blender, place garlic, coconut gratings and sambar powder. Make a smooth thick paste. Add this to the boiled channa. Add salt and bring to a boil. Add curry leaves and let boil for atleast 10 mins. Serve hot with steamed white rice.

Mango Gojju

I came back armed with raw mangoes from my last trip to the International Farmers Market. I had to make the Mango Gojju which my Granny makes. Yummy and very unique indeed.

You will need:

1 large Raw mango

2 tbsps Peanuts

10-12 dry red chillies

1 tsp Mustard seeds plus ½ tsp

½ tsp Fenugreek seeds

Salt to taste

2 tsps Powdered Jaggery

A pinch turmeric powder

¾ cup Grated coconut

1 tsp Oil

Cut the mango as shown in the picture. Leave skins on. Bring water to a boil and add a teaspoon of salt and the mango pieces. Boil till mangoes are cooked through. Drain and keep aside.

Lightly toast the peanuts, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and the dry red chillies. After toasting the peanuts, rub them lightly to remove the outer skin which exposes the white insides. Place the toasted ingredients in a blender along with the grated coconut, turmeric, jaggery and sufficient water. Make a thick smooth paste.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and when it begins to splutter add the ground paste. Saute for a minute and add the boiled mango pieces. Add salt to taste. Mix well and serve with hot rice and ghee.

Other Blogger recipes

I was looking for a vegetable side dish to make today and came upon Kalva's Spicy Cabbage & Potato curry, I had all the ingredients on hand and gave it a try. It was as delicious as it looks!

Thanks Kalva for the recipe! :)


  1. Slurp!! Saaru and Gojju both look delicious. Gojju is so thick, I like it that way. Great recipes Namratha!:)
    Kalva's recipe looks great for chapatis:)

  2. Saaru and Gojju looks great. Cabbage and potato combination looks good. Will give it a try.

  3. never had this type of saaru...looks yummy! and you are getting raw mangoes even nice!!

  4. I love this Molaku Saaru so much....thanks for posting this recipe

  5. yayyyyyyyyy !! V nice recipe and yummy !!! n totally fingerlicking !! Thanks for this.

  6. Namratha,such a mouthwatering recipes..Thanx for the recipes..!!
    Nice way of explaining with photos..:))

  7. I loved the Mango Gojju and like Asha said, I love it thick too with lots of seasoning. Eating this with rice is pure heaven.

  8. ah!!! that gojju pic is to die for...

  9. both the recipes sound delicious and yum! will give a try sometime!

  10. Thanks Asha:)

    Thanks Rohini:) Nice to have you over..

    Yes Rajitha, we are still getting mangoes here..luckily..hehe! :)

    You are welcome Padma!

  11. Haha thanks Pooja:)

    Thanks Raks..:)

    Couldn't agree more Redchillies, bliss it was!:)

    Thanks Sia:)

  12. Thanks Sharmi try them!

  13. Namratha, just checked your comment. Wow that was quick! Your cabbage aloo curry looks exactly like mine. So did you really like it? I should tell my MIL( mother in law ) about this. She should be very happy.. Thanks again for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments!

  14. Namratha, both the chaaru and the gojju look lovely. I wish i could taste that mango gojju :)
    I also love your array of chaats... not sure how i missed that post.

  15. wow....Both look so yummy Namratha....I will come to ur house one day...and u serve me both okay.....Nice ones dear...Loved them :-)

  16. I love your recipe for mango gojju:-)
    Recently bought mangoes to make a manga puliserry (Kerala dish using ripe mangoes)But the mangoes are taking forever to ripen. i think I am going to try your gojju. Will let you know. Thanks for the recipe, Namratha

  17. Kalva, my hubby and I both loved it! I wonder why it never occurred to me to combine these veggies before..hehe!

    Thanks Laavanya:) You saw the post now didn't you..that's good enough dear..

    You are always welcome Sirisha dear..:)

    Oh that's wonderful TBC, do try it and lemme know:)

  18. Saaru and Gojju..nodoke sakkath aagide. :)

  19. the goju and saaru looks yumm :) both are my favorites. i never tried the mango gojju with peanuts gotoo to try this :)

  20. Thumba thanks Grihini:)

    Thanks Roopa, do try this, the peanuts add a very unique smell and flavour.

  21. Hey Namratha,
    I made your mango gojju. It came out well. I also added some tamarind pulp to it.
    The addition of peanuts was something new to me. Thanks for the recipe.:-)

  22. Awesomeeeeee recipe Nami ! :-) yummy !!

    Shubha Arun


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