Saturday, September 12, 2009

Mung Dal

Here's another healthy dal recipe from Amma, mung beans are high in  Protein, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Folate and copper - WOW

  • 2 cups mung dal, soaked overnight
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 teaspoon coriander powder
  • pinch of turmeric
  • a few mustard seeds, curry leaves and cumin seeds
  1. Either boil the mung dal for 15 min, with water level with the dal or pressure cook for one whistle
  2. heat the oil, then pop the mustard seeds , add cumin and curry leaves, then add the onions and saute for 5 min
  3. add the tomato and garlic and saute until it reduces down into a paste.
  4. then mix in the mung dal, with the curry powders and salt and simmer for 10 min
  5. garnish with fresh cilantro.
This is pretty easy and so so healthy and tasty, great with rice, chapatti or dosa.

I think I ate too many beans yesterday i had these, black beans and edemame, I don't recommend this many in a day, my tummy was a bit gassy!!!, 

So I had veggies and pasta today LOL

Hope your having a great weekend, I went to a baby shower today and they made a birthing bead necklace, everyone had to bring a bead to add and say why they choose it and say encouraging words. It was lovely just thought I would share in case you need ideas for baby showers.



  1. What a neat idea...about the beads etc. Hmmm.....maybe a baby shower or two coming up at work so thanks for the tip! I love daal....tooo much. Grin...I could eat JUST that and raita all the time. Mung daal is wonderful ....oh my yes! And the spices you use are precisely as I do. How cool is that?

  2. Sounds yummy!Have a sweet Sunday!x

  3. Looks delicious. I think I need to make some dal again! ;-)

  4. I love mung beans too. I made lots of mung bean jelly salad in summer and chilled mung bean soup.

    Angie's Recipes

  5. You can cook all the different types of dal so deliciously. You're starting to convince me to try other types!

  6. Looks tasty as usual. I don't think I have ever tried mung daal before. I'll keep that one in mind.

  7. I'm always looking for a healthy choice to replace pasta and rice. This could do the trick.

  8. Trish: oh the beads were so sweet, oh how cool that we cook it the same way lol
    Torie Jayne thanks so much for paying me a visit, the same to you
    Deb: yp h he he
    Angie: oh i like the sound of the salad will need to look in your archives
    Pailidor: oh i am like you my mum in law is inspiring me
    melinda its good
    Foodie with a little thyme yeah good idea

  9. Rebecca, I would like to try this...thanks

  10. hmmm another way to cook mung beans! i only know one! LOL.

  11. I love dal-nothing like a nice plate of steaming rice,dal and some veggies!! And sometimes when I feel like pampering myself,I add a nice blob of ghee to the rice ;-)

  12. I like simple, fuss free dals, & this is just one of those. Delicious! LOL about too many beans!

  13. Gosh, it's years since I cooked mung beans, looks yummy!

  14. garlic boss u will like it
    marya: i know cool to learn from mum in law
    sweta lol, its good i agree lol
    Deeba: thanks so much for stopping by lol
    teresa: thanks
    Reeni: thanks
    Janice: time to cook again lol

  15. Delicious dal, sounds excellent with these beans!

  16. Hi Rebecca, New to your blog.Its very interesting. You have so many healty dishes here.

  17. Sounds tasty. Mora info on Mung bean is at

  18. This technique of starting with the garlic paste is same when I make Malay curries. Great simple recipe.

  19. We love mung dal! This looks so yummy!



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