Friday, January 7, 2011

Moong Bean Curry | Indian Curry Recipes

I made this simple and easy moong dhal for chapathi. I sometimes make the whole moong curry with spiced up coconut, but have kept this one simple to be prepared quick and healthy and since I am also sending to the Any one can cook event. The recipe is not much complex nor is something special and can be prepared in less than 20 mins.

Whole Moong Bean - 1 cup
Onion - chopped 1 cup
Garlic - 6-8 cloves
Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp to 1 tsp - adjust to your taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste

Soak the Moong bean for atleast 4 hours. If you have no time to soak, just pressure cook the moong bean with 3-1/2 cups of water, 1/2 tsp of salt and turmeric powder for 5 or 6 whistles. If you have soaked the dhal for 4 hrs or more just cooking for 2 or 3 whistles should be fine. When the pressure is released from the pressure cooker, mash the dhal a little and keep aside. Alternately you can just take half of the dhal and mash well or give a quick pulse in the blender.
Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds. When it splutters add the chopped onion and garlic and saute until the onion turns transparent. Now add the Chilli powder and saute for 2 mins and transfer the cooked dhal to the kadai. Mix well and add salt. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Check for seasoning an turn off the heat.
Serve hot with rice or chapathi.

I am sending this to three events.
I am sending this to 'Any one can cook - Series-10' event by Umm Mymoonah of 'Taste of Pearl City'

I am sending this to 'Winter Warmers' event by the 'Veggie-hut'.

I am also sending this to 'My Legume Love Affair #31' event by Susan, guest hosted by Simona of Briciole.


  1. Nutritious curry, simply delicious..

  2. simple and nutritious curry
    1st time here wonderful recipes do visit my site

  3. Nutritious and healthy. Keep rocking

  4. Creamy curry, a nice dish goes good with rotis n rice.. Thanks for stopping by krithi..U sure hv a lovely space and following u dear.

  5. Very healthy dish. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook.

  6. This dish looks indeed simple and yet tasty. I like the color of moong beans. Thanks for contributing to MLLA!

  7. I tried this recipe ... Yummy healthy and easy one :)
    perfect :)

  8. @Ila - Happy that you tried and liked it :)


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