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Nilgiri Moong Ka Korma  Recipe

Green gram cooked with aromatic spices and yogurt.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Maa ki Dal.

Preparation Time : 31-40 minutes

Cooking time : 41-50 minutes

Servings : 4

Nilgiri Moong Ka Korma

Main Ingredients

Whole green grams (sabut moong),





Level Of Cooking



  • Whole green grams (sabut moong) soaked and blanched with salt and turmeric powder
    2 cups
  • Oil
    2-3 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds
    1 tablespoon
  • Ginger finely chopped
    1 tablespoon
  • Garlic finely chopped
    6-8 cloves
  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto)
    1 tablespoon
  • Onions grated
  • Fresh coriander leaves
    1 cup
  • Green chillies ground to paste
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Fresh coconut grated
    1 cup
  • Yogurt
    3-4 tablespoons
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Garam masala powder
    1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat 2-3 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and coriander seeds and sauté for 1 minute.Add ginger and garlic and sauté till garlic is light brown.

Step 2

Add poppy seeds and sauté for 2 minutes. Add onion, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes

Step 3

Roughly chop fresh coriander leaves.Add ground chillies, turmeric powder, chopped fresh coriander and coconut, mix well and cook for 1 minute.

Step 4

Transfer into a grinder jar and add yogurt. Grind into a smooth paste with sufficient water.

Step 5

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan. Add ground paste and sauté for 4-5 minutes. Add green gram, salt and garam masala powder. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 6

Add 2-3 cups water, stir to mix and bring to a boil. Serve hot.

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