Whole green mung dal (Sabut moong dal curry)

Whole green moong dal recipe – is very easy to make and healthy recipe. It is simmered with onion-tomato and basic spice powders.

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This moong dal recipe is very homey and requires very basic ingredients. For the variation and healthier option, try adding sprouted moong instead.

Addition of lemon juice at the end will take the dish to another new level. So please do not skip it.

Hope you all had Great Diwali. Wishing you Happy New Year. I was in India during past two weeks and celebrated Diwali there. During festive time, we all had high calorie and indulging food. So after festive season, I do make homemade healthy food for every meal. And So I will be posting homey healthy food.

Today I have shared whole green moong dal recipe. I make green mung two different ways. This recipe is made with onion-tomato and second one is made with yogurt known as Khatta mung in Gujarati means sour mung.

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How to make whole green mung dal curry (Step by Step Recipe with Photos):


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1) Wash the whole mung under running cold water till water runs clear.

2) Soak it in enough warm water for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
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3) After soaking, discard the water, add moong to pressure cooker then add fresh 1 1/2 cups of water. Close it with the lid, put the weight on, turn on the heat on high. Let it cook for 1 whistle on high + 10 mins on medium-low. Let the pressure go down by itself and then open the cover.

4) While pressure is releasing, heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds, let them sizzle.
Whole green mung dal | Green Moong dal Recipe | Sabut moong dal curry

5) Then add chopped onions. And salt to speed up the process.

6) Let it cook till it becomes soft and translucent. Do not need to brown the onions.
Whole green mung dal | Green Moong dal Recipe | Sabut moong dal curry

7) Then add chopped tomatoes and mix. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

8) Then add all spice powders (cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder).
Whole green mung dal | Green Moong dal Recipe | Sabut moong dal curry

9) Mix it well and cook for a minute. Few tomatoes will mash and few will hold the shape.

10) Then add boiled whole mung + 3/4 cups of water.
Whole green mung dal | Green Moong dal Recipe | Sabut moong dal curry

11) Mix well and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes. You can adjust the consistency by adding more water or boiling the extra water as per your preference.

12) Turn off the stove and then add lemon juice.
Whole green mung dal | Green Moong dal Recipe | Sabut moong dal curry

13) Add chopped cilantro.

14) Mix well and it is ready to serve.
Whole green mung dal | Green Moong dal Recipe | Sabut moong dal curry

Do try this recipe and let me know how you like it in comments below.

Serving suggestion: Serve with plain rice or jeera rice. Serve roasted papad or pickle on side. It can be served along with paratha or phulka roti as well.

Whole green mung dal | Green Moong dal Recipe | Sabut moong dal curry

Whole green mung dal | Green Moong dal Recipe | Sabut moong dal curry
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Whole green mung dal (Green Moong dal Recipe) Sabut moong dal curry

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Yield 2 Servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

To pressure cook the moong:

  • ½ cup Whole green moong (whole green gram)
  • 1 ½ cups Water

For green moong dal recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • cup Onion chopped
  • ½ cup Tomato chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped finely

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Wash the whole mung under running cold water till water runs clear.
  2. Soak it in enough warm water for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  3. After soaking, discard the water.

Pressure cooking sabut moong:

  1. Add moong to pressure cooker then add fresh 1 1/2 cups of water.
  2. Close it with the lid, put the weight on, turn on the heat on high.
  3. Let it cook for 1 whistle on high + 10 mins on medium-low.
  4. Let the pressure go down by itself and then open the cover.

Making whole green moong dal recipe:

  1. heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds, let them sizzle.
  2. Then add chopped onions. And salt to speed up the process. Let it cook till it becomes soft and translucent. Do not brown the onions.
  3. Then add chopped tomatoes and mix. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Then add all spice powders Mix it well and cook for a minute.
  5. Then add boiled whole moong + 3/4 cups of water.
  6. Mix well and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes. You can adjust the consistency by adding more water or boiling the extra water as per your preference.
  7. Turn off the stove and then add lemon juice.
  8. Add chopped cilantro and mix.

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