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Legumes Made Easy – Whole Green Gram

7 December 2010 7 Comments

Split green gram recipe

Legumes Made Easy is a series to highlight the health benefits of pulses and beans and to include them in our diet with some easy recipes. This split whole green gram or sabut Moong dal as called in Hindi, recipe is the easiest to make during the morning rush hours. And packed with soft chapattis and veggie salad, this can make a wholesome lunchbox.

(serves 2)

  • 1/2 cup of split whole green gram
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 tsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt as desired
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds
  • 3 tsp. of oil

Method: Wash the split green gram (moong dal)and soak in 2 cups of water till you assemble all the ingredients for the recipe.

legumes made easy -green gram

Peel and slice the onion in fine pieces. Dice tomato into small cubes. Grind 3 pearls of garlic and an an inch of ginger into a paste.

Heat oil and crackle the mustard seeds in a pressure cooker. Add the diced onion and fry for a minute, add tomato, all the dry spice powders, salt, asafoetida and ginger garlic paste into it. Fry for another 2 minutes till the raw small from the garlic disappear.

whole green gram recipe

Add the washed split green gram in the pressure cooker and pour the water in it. Keep the flame on high and give 2 whistles to the dish.

Take off from the flame and pour the prepared green gram into a serving dish. Squeeze the lemon juice into it and sprinkle fresh coriander leaves over it.

Serve this easy & quick split Green Gram legume curry with hot chapattis or rice.

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  • Pachecopatty said:

    I love all your spices in this soup. I have never used a pressure cooker but have always heard that peole who use them have nothing but good things to say about them. I’m going to try this in my dutch oven, thanks for your recipe.

  • Kairali sisters said:

    This is def my kind of curry..I am loving it Sanjeeta…

  • Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said:

    My favorite lentil, beautifully presented 🙂

  • Apu said:

    One of my favourite dals!!

  • Kiran said:

    One of my favorite dhals to use. I’ve never use lemon juice though. Ought to try it once 🙂

  • Ananda Rajashekar said:

    as a kid i used to love, its long time i made it…will sure will give it a try!

  • Rosa said:

    A great dish! Very tasty and comforting.



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