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Tadka moong/Mooga saarupkari

Tasty, healthy and easy to make moong curry
  Whole moong 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Green Moong / Mung Beans)
  Tomatoes 2 , diced
  Green chilies 2 , slit
  Ginger 1 Inch, minced
  Salt To Taste
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dry red chilies 3
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch

Wash and soak moong for 3-4 hours. (You can skip this stage, but you need to cook the moong longer).
Pressure cook along with tomatoes, green chillies, ginger and salt for 4 whistles or until soft.
Mash the beans slightly with a ladle.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds,cut dry red chillies and asafetida. Mix well. Pour this tadka over the moong. Mix well.
Serve hot along with steamed rice or chapati.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Vegan, Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 237 Calories from Fat 43

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.5%

Saturated Fat 0.72 g3.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 111.1 mg4.6%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.3%

Dietary Fiber 9.9 g39.4%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 13 g26.9%

Vitamin A 20.7% Vitamin C 38.3%

Calcium 8.5% Iron 23.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


aparna.priya's picture
Hey Sarita! You are back after such a long time...good to see your recipe again here...this tadka moong is very similar to tadka chana. have you ever tried that?? If you add garlic in this recipe, you won't feel like leaving this tadka moong...:))
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
I'll definetely give a try for tadka chana. I'll try this recipe with garlic next time. I usually make this dish during the days I fast.
ifoodiee's picture
Hey Sarita, really good recipe..but I am not too much of an asoefetida fan and way i can replace that? or is it a problem if i avoid it?
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
I have never tried this recipe without asafetida. Actually asafetida is used to prevent flatulence. That is why I like to add it to most of the lentil curries, and I also like its fragrance.
gg's picture
asafetida What is this? Is there another name for it? Thank you
veg.foodie's picture
I love tadka... hot and piping with rotis! we never used garlic at our place for tadka but anything with garlic tastes great.. lovely post!!
A.Rahman's picture
I am very very hapy
Tadka Moong/Mooga Saarupkari Recipe