Spicy Mung Bean ~ Moong Dal Stir Fry

Mung Bean alternatively known as moong bean or green gram is a plant species in the legume family. Mung bean are commonly used in various Cuisines  across Asia. Mung bean is a high source of protein, fiber, antioxidants , copper, zinc and B vitamin.

Mung beans can help lower high Cholesterol levels and protect against heart disease. Helps lower high Blood Presser, can prevent or treat type 2 diabetes and helps with Weight loss. Today's recipe is a simple and delicious stir fry with moong dal. Perfect monsoon snack, no need to soak the dal, takes just 20 minutes to prepare. For best results squeeze some lime juice and serve hot.

This recipes goes to day 2, week 2 of Blogging Marathon 115 under the theme" Kids Delight -Monsoon Delights".


Green mong dal / Pesalu 1 cup
Onion 1 small
Chopped garlic and ginger 1 spoon 
Green chili 3
Chopped cilantro / fresh Coriander 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Chana dal / Bengal gram 2 spoons
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Curry leaves 10
Salt to taste
Haldi / turmeric  powder 1/2 spoon
Kura Karam 1 - 1 1/2 spoon
Oil 2 spoons
Lime juice 3 spoons


Wash moong dal and presser cook with 2 cups water.
Cook for 2-3 whistles.
In a wok / pan heat oil, add cumin and mustard seeds.
Also add chana dal, chopped ginger garlic, curry leaves, slit green chilies.
Saute for a minute and add chopped onions. 
Saute till onions turn light brown.
Now add cooked moong dal, salt to taste and haldi.
Mix and cover with lid, cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.
Now add kura karam and mix well.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes and switch off flame.
Now add lime juice, mix  and garnish with cilantro.
Serve hot as it is like a snack.


vaishali sabnani said...

Moon Stir Fry is a quick and healthy dish to make , it sounds delicious with those ingredients .

Suma Gandlur said...

My sister in law makes this dry version and I go for the gravy kind. This is such a nutrition packed curry.

Harini R said...

A nutritious and delicious stir fry for sure.

Rafeeda AR said...

I remember umma making something similar for snack long time back. This is such a delicious way to feel full and satisfied....