Sabut Moong Dal Recipe | Whole Moong Dal Curry | Green Moong Curry


Make the protien and fibre rich Whole Green Moong dal. Serve this amazing dish with Chapati , Parantha, Naan or Rice. Enjoy the bowl full of flavors and health with Sabut Moong Dal recipe. 

Ingredients for Sabut Moong Dal Recipe : 

  • Whole Green Moong dal - 1/2 cup ( 100 gms ) 
  • Tomato - 1 ( 60 to 70 gms ) 
  • Green chili  - 2 
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp 
  • Green coriander - 2  to 3 tbsp (finely chopped) 
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp 
  • Asafoetida - 1/2 pinch 
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp 
  • Coriander powder - 1  tsp 
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp 
  • Red chili powder - 1/4 tsp 
  • Dry Red chilies - 2 
  • Cloves - 2 
  • Black peppers -  6 to 7 
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp 
  • Salt - 1 tsp ( or to taste ) 

How to make Green Moong Curry : 

Take Green moong dal, washed, cleaned and soaked in water for 7 to 8 hours. Also prepare and keep tomato green chili paste.

To boil the Moong 
Put the soaked moong in the cooker to boil. Add 1.5 cup water, 1 tsp salt. Mix well. Close the lid of the cooker, cook it until a single whistle. After 1 whistle, reduce flame and cook dal for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes dal is cooked, turn off flame. Keep dal in the cooker till the pressure escapes. 

To make tempering
Pour 2 tbsp ghee in the wok to heat. Once sufficiently hot add cumin seeds, asafoetida. Reduce flame to prevent spices from browning. Add turmeric powder, the whole spices ( 2 whole dry red chilies, 2 cloves, 6 to 7 black pepper ) coriander powder. Saute the spices well, add 1 tsp ginger paste. Add tomato and green chilies paste, red chili powder. Roast the masala until ghee separates from it.

whole moong dal

As ghee separates from masala and it is roasted. Check the dal it is cooked and ready. If it seems dense add 1/2 cup water. Pour the boiled dal into the spices, mix well. Reduce flame. As dal is boils, add garam masala, green coriander, mix well and boil dal for 1 minute. Dal is ready.

Tempting Sabut Green Moong dal is ready. Take out the dal in the bowl. Garnish with some green coriander, pour some ghee too. Green Moong dal can be served with chapati, paratha, naan or rice.
Suggestion : 

  • You can adjust the quantity of red chili powder as desired. 
  • Desi tomatoes give off a nice taste to the dal. 
  • You can see the garam masala recipe on my channel. 
  • You can keep the consistency of the dal as desired. 

Sabut Moong Dal Recipe | साबुत मूंग की दाल । Whole Moong Dal Curry | Green Moong Curry,



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  1. 01 April, 2020 12:01:49 PM xyz

    HI Nisha, Tonight is the moong day for us. Cooked for two people. Let us see how it tastes. Although, i didnt have paste, i finely chopped tomatoes and mashed ginger. Hope that doesnt matter.

  2. 03 March, 2019 08:17:55 AM Asha S.

    Nishaji, very delicious recipe. I enjoy your website and watching your warm and gracious way of demonstrating the recipes. Thank you!