Moong Dal / Mung Bean Stir Fry

Mung Bean alternatively known as moong bean or green gram is a plant species in the legume family. Mung bean are commonly used in various Cuisines  across Asia. Mung bean is a high source of protein, fiber, antioxidants , copper, zinc and B vitamin.

Mung beans can help lower high Cholesterol levels and protect against heart disease. Helps lower high Blood Presser, can prevent or treat type 2 diabetes and helps with Weight loss. Today's recipe is a simple and delicious stir fry with moong dal, can be served as it is as a evening snack or as a side dish with rice or roti.


Green mong dal / Pesalu 1 cup
Onion 1 small
Chopped garlic and ginger 1 spoon 
Green chili 3
Chopped cilantro / fresh Coriander 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Chana dal / Bengal gram 2 spoons
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Curry leaves 10
Salt to taste
Haldi / turmeric  powder 1/2 spoon
Kura Karam 1 - 1 1/2 spoon
Oil 2 spoons


Wash moong dal and presser cook with 2 cups water.
Cook for 2-3 whistles.
In a wok / pan heat oil, add cumin and mustard seeds.
Also add chana dal, chopped ginger garlic, curry leaves, slit green chilies.
Saute for a minute and add chopped onions. 
Saute till onions turn light brown.
Now add cooked moong dal, salt to taste and haldi.
Mix and cover with lid, cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.
Now add kura karam and mix well.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes and garnish with cilantro.
Serve hot as it is like a snack.
Or serve with rice or any Indian bread.


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