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Green Mung Bean Curry

Snigdha's picture
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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11 Comments

Ganesh.Dutta's picture
IT is very proteinous dish. it is not only healthy but also very delicious. Thanks for posting this nice recipe.
Snigdha's picture
Yes indeed!
srividya76's picture
Healthy Green Mung Bean Curry. Thank you for posting.
veg.foodie's picture
i had no idea...moong daal were called mung beans :) The cook time is pretty low. this will be good for breakfast with toasted bread too... very easy to fix and nutritious. thanks for this :)
veg.foodie's picture
i had no idea...moong daal were called mung beans :) The cook time is pretty low. this will be good for breakfast with toasted bread too... very easy to fix and nutritious. thanks for this :)
panbatta's picture
I bought a bag of green whole mung beans. Why do you think it is bitter. I tasted them while it was being half cooked. thanks pan
Snigdha's picture
Raw Beans generally taste a little bitter but they will taste nice and tender once they have been pressure cooked. It is recommended that you soak the mung beans overnight before pressure cooking them the following morning. If your are unable to pressure cook/do not have a pressure cooker, then you may boil the beans in lightly salted water after pre-soaking the beans for 10 hours at least.
panbatta's picture
hi, today i bought a bag of whole green mung beans. somehow it tasted bitter while i was cooking them in water. They were half cooked . why do you think it is so? thanks pan
westcoastlina's picture
Loved this dish...had forgotten how to cook Mung Beans and found your website. I soaked the the beans overnight, cooked them in lightly salted water for under an hour. I did not have all the spices you listed so I improvised with coriander seed, cumin seed, chili flakes, and turmeric. I also added kale to the other vegetables and combined all. It was hearty and a very comforting dish. Thanks!
Amy Furtado's picture
Hey this was indeed a fantastic and easy recipe. Not only my family but my colleagues liked it too.....ah...i really detested cooking mung...but finally i have one more dish to my family's platter
Snigdha's picture
Thank you Amy. I haven't really enjoyed cooking Mung until I experimented with this recipe!