Moong/Moong Beans is a commonly used legume in India. This is called Hesaru Kaalu in Kannada, Pesalu in Telugu, and Sabut Moong in Hindi.
It has numerous health benefits.
We use moong in different forms, often allowing them to sprout. Even without sprouting they can be used to make tasty and healthy dishes. However, they need to be soaked in water for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for dishes made with moong, such as:-
Today's recipe is for Moong Curry which I have adapted from this YouTube video from Ambika Shetty's Kitchen.
We enjoyed this with hot rotis. Do try it and I am sure you will enjoy it too.
- Moong, 1 cup
- Byadgi Red Chillies, 6
- Cumin Seeds, 1/2 tsp
- Coriander Seeds, 1 tsp
- Garlic Cloves, 7
- Onion, 1
- Coconut Gratings, 1/2 cup
- Tamarind, 2 " piece
- Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp
- Water 2 cups + 1 and 1/2 cups
- Salt, to taste
- Oil, 1 tsp
- Coriander Leaves, 2 tbsp - for garnish
- Mustard Seeds, 1/2 tsp
- Curry Leaves, a sprig
- Oil, 2 tsp