Munganey- A heavenly treat!

An heirloom recipe for a delectable, vegetarian, vegan, dessert kheer.

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Munganey- vegan, dessert kheer made with chana dal, coconut milk and jaggery.

Dear friends,

This post is about the immense gratitude I feel as Indfused turns 3! A HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for making Indfused what it is today. I am genuinely humbled when I see that Indfused has over 83,500 followers. The number of views and unique visitors have almost doubled this past year to over 360,000 and 190, 000 respectively. And honestly, it is quite daunting to me when I see that Indfused has followers in over 190 countries now.

It is indeed rewarding that you all have encouraged and supported my drive to create healthier, easier, streamlined recipes for both authentic Indian, and Indian fusion recipes, with ingredients available locally. And gratifying takes on a whole new dimension for me to know that our next generation growing up in USA and elsewhere in the world are cooking and with recipes from Indfused and also presenting them just like my photo styling!

I feel truly blessed by all the love ❤ . I have been fortunate to have received from my Aai (mom) the passion, drive and training in cooking and  I try to emulate my Pappa’s flair for writing and relaying anecdotes. I will always carry their unconditional love, support and blessings in my heart.

Indfused allows me to combine my education as an architect with my passion for cooking and communicating with you all. Each and every recipe on Indfused is tried, tested and of course, critiqued by my husband and children 🙂

I chose to share the recipe of Munganey  today as it truly tastes heavenly; therefore it reaches my soul. It is an heirloom recipe from Goa, India.

My version is a streamlined recipe takes just a few minutes once the chana dal is cooked. Soaking the dal for a couple of hours and pressure cooking it helps. Instant Pot used on the ‘bean’ setting cooks the dal perfectly.

Do try this recipe along with other easy  Indian festive desserts like  the Almond Kheer and the Sweet Potato kheer.

Munganey

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients-

  • ½ cup chana dal or yellow split peas
  • About 3 ½ cups water
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup finely diced jaggery
  • 15 cashew nuts
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • ½ cup canned coconut cream. I used Trader Joe’s coconut cream.
  • 1 teaspoon powdered green cardamom seeds
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

To make the Munganey-

  1. Wash and soak the chana dal in the water for about two hours. Add the salt and pressure cook it until it is soft and cooked through but not completely mushy. The dal should still retain its overall shape. I used the ’bean’ setting on Instant pot to cook it.
  2. Remove the cooked dal with the water to a sauce pan. Heat on low heat. Add the jaggery, cashew nuts and the raisins and let it cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the jaggery is melted and the raisins have plumped up.
  3. Add the cream of coconut and let it assimilate in the mixture, about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring on low heat.
  4. Add the cardamom and nutmeg powders, stir and remove from heat.
  5. The Munganey thickens a little as it cools. Serve warm or at room temperature. In my opinion, the flavor deepens in some time, so I make it a few hours ahead of serving.

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I thank you once again from the bottom of my heart for being a part of the Indfused family ❤

Love,

Sandhya

 

 

 

 

 

 

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42 Comments Add yours

  1. Heartfelt congratulations on the success of your blog!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Greg! Having met friends like you through blogging has been the best gift!

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  2. Uma Srinivas says:

    Congrats and Happy Anniversary to your blog! Good luck Sandhya:)

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Uma! We bloggers have to keep each other inspired!

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  3. This dessert is so unique and looks very tasty.

    Congrats on you blogniversary! 🙂

    I’m curious how you’ve achieved such amazing amount of followers. Did you connect it to other media?

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Ronit. This dessert recipe is an heirloom. It is one of my most favorite desserts.
      As for followers, a huge part of my followers are on Google +. Do you post there?

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      1. I do post on Google+, but I have to admit I don’t put much effort in there, nor in any other social media, for that matter. But thanks for sharing. It’s interesting to know!

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  4. Congratulations Sandhya!! Wishing you many more 🙂 This looks so tempting, I can almost taste this, and in fact wish I had some right away. Love jaggery and coconut based desserts, they truly are soul satisfying 🙂 I just love those coconut bowls!!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Freda. You said it! Those coconut milk and jaggery desserts are indeed soul satisfying!
      I got those bowls in Goa too.

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      1. How nice! I definitely need to look out for those, Thanks Sandhya 🙂

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  5. Hearty Congratulations Sandhya… Really this looks like heavenly delight.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Dimple!

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  6. Sumith says:

    An amazing treat for us on this special occasion. This sounds delicious, congratulations on your bloganniversary and your great achievement! Keep going and keep inspiring us with your amazing foods!!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Sumith! All of us friends have to keep inspiring each other right? I have tagged you on FB when a friend asked me for a recipe for fish mollie.

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      1. Sumith says:

        You well said that Sandhya. And thanks for the tag and happy to help.😊

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    2. Sandhya says:

      Sumith, I loved your latest shrimp post but could not comment on it….not sure why I cannot access the comment section. The photos and presentation is spectacular as always. I especially liked the reflection in the black plate!

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      1. Sumith says:

        Thank you Sandhya. Thanks a lot to let me know this. Will do the needful. Really appreciate this.

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  7. Sonia says:

    Good!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Sonia!

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  8. Congrats Sandhya.. May you achieve much more in coming years!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Anuradha ❤

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      1. My pleasure, Sandhya.

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  9. Reblogged this on frankensportblog and commented:
    yum

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much for reblogging! I appreciate your kindness.

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  10. Loretta says:

    Hearty congratulations on your blog’s 3rd anniversary Sandhya! We probably started out at the same time. So very glad our paths crossed along the way, we’ve shared more than food via this medium. Love what you’ve presented today, but the name baffles me, although you mention that it’s a Goan dessert? I was hoping that Freda would throw some light on the Goan name for this dessert. All the same, I love the flavors melding, and those coconut bowls, wow!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much dear Loretta. I am very happy that our paths crossed via this medium too. I am so lucky to have found great friends like you because I started blogging.
      I am trying to find the root word/meaning for the name Munganey too. But the flavors are the classic Goan ones. We had Munganey at the priest’s house in Goa when we visited last November. The coconut bowls are from Goa too 🙂

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  11. Wow. Great. Congratulations!
    Dessert looks yummy. As someone said above, i like jaggery and coconut combination.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much. It is my favorite combination too 🙂

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  12. Congrats Sandhya on reaching your third blog-birthday 😊

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Laura!

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  13. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary of blogging. Your site is always fun to visit and helps me learn about Indian cuisine. I love those bowls too and they show off your lovely dessert 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Judi. the feeling is mutual as I love visiting your site and learn so much from you too. I got the bowls in Goa and am glad that I could show off a traditional Goan dessert in it.

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  14. mistimaan says:

    Many congrats Sandhya….I am very proud for what you have achieved till now and seeing you I am also inspired to do better on blogging. Your recipe was very yummy and tasty 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Priyabratta! lets keep inspiring each other!

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  15. jyo says:

    Smashing !!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much!

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  16. Bibhor says:

    “I feel truly blessed by all the love ❤ . I have been fortunate to have received from my Aai (mom) the passion, drive and training in cooking and  I try to emulate my Pappa’s flair for writing and relaying anecdotes.”
    This is the reason why your blog is so beautiful. You have received the best gift in your life. And that’s why people love your blog. 😊

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  17. Megala says:

    Hearty congratulations on your third blogiversary! Munganey looks so divine and delicious!!

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  18. Antonia says:

    Congratulations on all your success my friend! You have a beautiful blog and wonderful recipes! Your dessert is delicious!

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  19. Congrats Sandhya..You have a great blog with lot of healthy recipes..

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Swapna!

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