Khatta Moong

Green gram or moong is rich in fibre, anti-oxidants and sine other nutrients essential to keep the heart healthy This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Khatta Moong

Main Ingredients Whole green grams (sabut moong), Ghee
Cuisine Gujarati
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 7-8 hour
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sour
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 1 cup whole green grams (sabut moong) soaked overnight and pressure cooked for 2-3 whistles
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies, slit
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/4 cup sour yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander-cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger 
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 
  • Chopped fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and when their colour changes, add curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida and mix well. Sauté for a minute on medium heat.
  2. Add green grams and mix well. Add sour yogurt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander-cumin powder and mix well. Add ginger and garlic, mix well and cook for a minute.
  3. Add 1 cup water and mix well. Cook for 5-6 minutes on medium heat or till it boils.
  4. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.