Sunday, 10 November 2013

Moong Beans ( green lentils) cooked Gujarati style

Gujarati Moong-Moong beans (green lentils)cooked with onions, ginger and garlic . Flavoured with aromatic spices in a rich gravy.Full of protein and very healthy.


240 g / 8 oz dried moong beans
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3-4  curry leaves
2 pieces cinnamon
3 cloves
1 small onion finely diced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste
1 /2 teaspoon garlic paste
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 tablespoon oil.
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tomato finely chopped
4 tablespoons passata (blended tomatoes)
2 green chillies finely chopped
some fresh ginger slices and chopped tomato for garnish.


1. Wash and soak the moong beans the night before.
2. In the morning boil the moong beans and cook till tender.
3. In a pan heat the oil, when hot add the mustard seeds, cloves, cinnamon and curry leaves.
4. Add garlic paste and onions and saute till onions are translucent, add the ginger paste and tomato passata and the chopped tomatoes.
5. Cook till tomato softens; add salt, chilli powder, turmeric, lemon juice and the finely chopped green chillies.
6. Add boiled moong beans and extra water if necessary to make a thick soup consistency.
7. Bring to boil stirring occasionally.
8. Simmer for 5 more minutes and then transfer into serving dish.
9. Garnish with chopped coriander.some slices of ginger and fresh chopped tomato

Serve with plain boiled rice or rotis.


  1. Gujarati dal looks awesome treat :) Thanks for sharing

  2. Looks and sounds delicious and so comforting in this chilly weather.

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  4. Never made a spice savoury mung bean soup before, but only the sweet version...
    tempting to try!

  5. I love moong beans (or mung beans). They have to be my favourite. Thank you for the recipe.

  6. Looks divine! I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks ;) Perfect comfort food! xx

  7. Another lovely recipe idea thank you!

  8. Lentils with ginger and curry sounds delicious - I love lentils but I've never paired them with ginger before...

  9. Yum that looks amazing!

  10. Moong beans are my all time favourite lentil. They are perfect with parathas and rice.

  11. Never heard of Moong-Moong beans, looks really nice though.

  12. Even the Sindhi recipe of Moong dal is almost the same.. Only we don't add mustard seeds and cinnamon.

  13. Looks very delicious and healthy too...

  14. I was tidying out the cupboard and came across a bag of green lentils and was pondering what to do with them. Problem solved!


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