How to make Moong Curry -

Sprouts cooked with onions, tomatoes and powdered masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Renjini Selvan Velayudhan.

Main Ingredients : Whole Green Grams, Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Moong Curry

Moong Curry Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Moong Curry Recipe

  • Whole Green Grams 250 grams

  • Tomatoes to taste

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onions sliced 2 large

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tomato sliced 1 large

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Boil water in a deep pan. Add green gram, salt and cook till soft. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add cumin seeds.

Step 3

Once they crackle, add onions and sauté till light brown.

Step 4

Add ginger paste, garlic paste and sauté for two minutes.

Step 5

Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and tomato. Cook till tomatoes are soft.

Step 6

Add one cup water, salt and allow to boil. Add cooked green gram, garam masala powder and mix well.

Step 7

Cover and simmer for twenty minutes. Serve hot.

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