Nilgiri Moong Ka Korma

Green gram cooked with aromatic spices and yogurt. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Nilgiri Moong Ka Korma
Main Ingredients Whole Moong, Fresh Coconut
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 41-50 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Nilgiri Moong Ka Korma

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


  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.
  2. Add poppy seeds and sauté for 2 minutes. Add onion, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes
  3. Roughly chop fresh coriander leaves.Add ground chillies, turmeric powder, chopped fresh coriander and coconut, mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Transfer into a grinder jar and add yogurt. Grind into a smooth paste with sufficient water.
  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.
  6. Add 2-3 cups water, stir to mix and bring to a boil. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2519
Carbohydrates 290.8
Protein 111.9
Fat 101.1