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Finally am digging up my drafts to find my own recipes! Well i cook too you know, ok i used to and plannin to soon.. have overa 100 on drafts to save me until then. This Whole Green Moong Dal (Green Gram) recipe is one of its kind, inspired by an Indian restaurant in Coventry, tried it out at home immediately. It is really rich and melting in the mouth, unlike simple Dal Curries we make, it seldom tastes like the usual Dal. A must-try for restaurant-style food lovers.

Whole Moong Dal (Green Gram) Recipe

Whole Green Moong Dal – 2 cups
Butter – 1 slab
Tomato Puree (Optional) – 1/2 cup
Green Chillies – 1 or 2
Garlic – 2 or 3 cloves
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Milk – 1/2 cup
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder (Dhania) – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
Ground Black Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Seasoning
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal – 1 tsp
Urud Dal – 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies – 1 or 2


Soak the Whole Moong Dal in water overnight.

Pressure cook the same along with the garlic, green chillies and turmeric powder.
Mash the dal well, add the milk and keep aside.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan, add jeera and all the powders.

Bring in the Tomato Puree now if you are adding, let it cook for few mins.
Mix in the mashed dal, cook covered with a lid for 5 to 10 mins.
Season with splutted mustard, red chillies and then dals.
Serve hot with chapathi or rice!
Although this is typically a Makhani, you may add Palak or Paneer with this too!
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1 thought on “Whole Moong Dal (Green Gram) Curry Recipe

  1. I tried this recipe and it simply turned out yummy.. i just knew 1 recipe of whole moong.. and hence was searchn around.. and this simply blew me off… thanks for this one

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