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Moong Dal Fry - A healthy Side dish

Out of all the dal varieties, moong dal is more healthy and cooks fast too. The split moong bean is called moong dal and is either green(with husk) or yellow(when de husked) in colour.

The nutritional value of moong bean per 100g when boiled is as follows,


carbohydrate: 19.15g

Sugar: 2g

Fat: 0.38g

Dietary Fiber: 7.8g

Vitamin C: 1mg


There are a lot of recipes with moong dal as its main ingredient. One such recipe is Moong Dal fry. This is a very tasty and easy to prepare recipe. You can use this as side dish for dosa, idly, chapatti or you can also mix it with rice and eat.


1 cup of Moong Dal

1/2 onion finely chopped

2 Red chilli whole

1tsp mustard seeds

1tsp cumin seeds

a pinch of hing powder

1tsp urad dal

1tsp channa dal

1 strand of curry leaves

2 - 3 garlic flakes

salt to taste


2 cup of water


Pressure cook the moong dal and garlic with water for 4 hisses.

Mash the cooked moong dal and garlic. In a pan, add oil, mustard seeds. When the seeds pops, add cumin seeds, hing powder, urad dal and channa dal and saute.

Add red chillli whole, curry leaves. Now add the onions and fry till they become brown.

Add the cooked moong dal and let it come to a boil. add salt and stir occasionally.

Serve hot.


moong dal curry looks so delicious.

Curry looks so yummy . Thanks for sharing it.

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