|1 cup||Mung beans|
|1 cup||Raw rice, well rinsed|
|½ teaspoon||Salt, or to taste|
|1½ teaspoon||Ground cuminseed|
An odd combination but popular one when planning dairy meals, Mung beans are those from which beans sprouts are grown. A similar dairy combination is prepared in Bukhara indicating, through a study of their food, the probable community connections.
1. Cook beans in water over moderate heat for ½ hour. As green skins rise to surface during cooking process, they should be skimmed off w/a slotted spoon or a small sieve & discarded. 2. Add rice, salt, cuminseed, & pepper & continue to simmer mixture over low heat for ½ hour more. It should remain moist. Serve warm w/same dairy sauce as is used w/Poloni (see AFGHAN.009). Serve 4 to 6.
Recipe: "Sephardic Cooking" by Copeland Mark -- 600 Recipes Created in Exotic Sephardic Kitchens from Morocco to India -- Copyright 1992 Published by Donald I. Fine, Inc., New York, N.Y. D. Pileggi
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