Green Moong Dal

A delicious Green Moong Dal (Curry ) is comfort food at its finest. The best part is that it is not only easy to prepare, but it is also healthy as it is loaded with protein and fiber. This simple moong dal curry goes well with ajwain or plain paratha , jeera rice with some side dish.

So, let’s get started…


  • 1 cup green beans (soaked for 6-7 hrs)
  • 1 large tomato (crushed)
  • 2 small green chilies
  • 1 tsp grated ginger

For tempering: 
2 tsp ghee
1 dry chili
Few curry leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
Pinch of asafoetida (Hing)
2 cloves
4-5 black pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp  Dhania powder (coriander seeds powder) 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
Salt to taste


Before you prepare this dish, you will need to soak the green beans for 6-7hrs. After soaking, drain the water and wash the beans again and transfer it to a pressure cooker. Add some salt to taste.

Pressure cook for 1 whistle on low heat. Slow cook for another 2-3 mins.

In a small hand mixie, crush the tomato with green chilies and keep the puree aside.

Meanwhile, prepare the tempering.

Heat a thick-bottomed Pan. Add the ghee when it’s hot add cumin seeds. Once they start to splutter, add curry leaves, a pinch of hing, and dry chili and sauté.

Add turmeric and coriander seed and chili powder and quickly add the tomato chili ground purée. Add grated ginger to it.

Sauté and add cooked green beans to it. Gently stir the dal and adjust the salt if needed and add some water to it. Lastly, Add 1/2 tsp of Garam Masala. Allow it to cook for another 3-5 mins. and turn off the heat.

Your Delicious dal is ready! Serve it with hot parathas or rice with some side dish.


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