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Green Mung Bean Curry

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Green Mung Beans are packed with proteins and are an excellent source of valuable nutrients. This curry is a great combination with Rotis/Chapathis.
Ingredients
  Whole green moong dal/Moong beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomatoes 1 , chopped
  Mustard seeds 2 Pinch
  Jeera/Cumin seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dry red chillies 3
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
  Ginger 2 Inch, finely chopped
  Cloves 3
  Cinnamon sticks 3 Small
  Hing 2 Pinch (asafoetida)
  Turmeric powder 2 Pinch
Directions

Soak Moong Dal in 2 cups water overnight or for at least 8 hours. Pressure cook until moong beans turn tender (approx 3 whistles). Keep aside.

Heat a skillet. Add 3 tbs oil, when hot, add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, cloves, cinnamon sticks,dry red chillies (break them into halves),chopped onion, ginger and garlic.

Saute until onion begins to change color. Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt, chilly powder and hing. Mix well. Cover and cook until tomatoes turn tender.

Add the pressure cooked moong bean. Cover and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. You may also mash some of the moong beans to get a thicker gravy.

Serve Hot with any Indian Flat Bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Dish: 
Curry
Occasion: 
Diwali, Holi
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Pregnancy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
5

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Green Mung Bean Curry Recipe