29 October, 2006

Sprouted Moong Dal Curry

Moong dal(whole or split) is used to make delicious dals and curries. Moong dal in particular is very easy to digest. They take on seasonings and spices very well. For me dal is a very comforting food just like any other rich foods.
Here is a recipe for simple and quick sprouted moon dal curry which I served with Jeera Rice for Sunday's Diwali Lunch. It's big hit with everyone now and I'm planning to cook it again very soon.

Sprouted Moong Curry

1 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
2 cups Sprouted Moong dal(Green gram)
1 Onion, Chopped finely
1/4 cup Double Cream
Few Curry Leaves
2 tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves
2 tbsp of Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Oil

Grind together:
2 Tomatoes
1 inch Ginger
3 Garlic pods
1 tbsp Garam Masala
2 cloves
1 inch Cinnamon Stick
2 Cradamom
1 Maratha moggu
1 tsp Amchur Powder
1 tsp Coriander/Dhania Powder

Sprouted Moong Dal Curry

Cook sprouted moong dal in pressure cooker and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add jeera and curry leaves.
To this add chopped onions and fry till it turns crisp.
Now add ground paste and fry in medium flame till oil separates from it.
Add cooked moong dal, cream, salt, lemon juice and cook till the gravy thickens.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with pooris/roties or rice.

Sprouted Moong Dal Curry ready to serve


  1. I made mung just last week, but I added Dahi to mine..I've posted the recipe! Check it out when you can.

  2. Hi trupti...
    Looks like u r an expert when it comes to cooking... I started cooking since 1 year... so i will look forward to your wonderful tips:) Im really glad to get all wonderful tips from you and i have become regular visitor to ur blog:)

  3. Supriya,
    I love sprouted green gram. Can I skip the cream in this recipe?

    Just a thought. Shouldn't it have been sprouted moong curry?? Doesn't the word "dal" mean its split? Just like pacche hesaru & hesaru beLe? Thats how it is in Konkani..donno whats the correct term in Hindi.


  4. hi manjula,
    i too am not very sure about the name... he he... whats in name anyways... i have used hesaru bele(whole greengram)... and yeah u can skip cream and use yogurt instead. buts its ok to use cream once in a while as it adds more richness and taste to the curry...

  5. and hey...i will clarify abt this confusion with other bloggers:)


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