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 Top 10 Green Moong Dal Recipes

  Last Updated : Oct 26,2018

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Top 10 Green Moong Dal Recipes

Green gram is available in many forms including whole, split, de-husked (yellow) and ground. Split moong beans or green moong dal is green gram that has been split but not skinned. It is a versatile ingredient. It is widely appreciated as a health food and a rich source of proteins and dietary fibre. It is low in fat and rich in B-complex vitamins, calcium and potassium.

Try this simple but elegant Moong Dal Waffles with Stir-fried Vegetables an apt snack for diabetics. It is a treat with a difference because of the methi flavoured moong dal batter. Also, Moong Dal Paratha with curd and pickle is an amazing breakfast option. One serving of it is enough to satiate the hunger and give a nutrient boost. 

Handvo is a traditional Gujarati dish made with different kinds of batters. Try this Green Moong Dal Handvo with mixed vegetables, the rustic flavour and aromatic tempering make it an irresistible snack. You can even add spinach and make Green Moong Dal and Palak Handvo with a boost of fibre.

If you are an ardent fan of South Indian food then forget your rava idli and try these beautiful Green Moong Dal and Vegetable Idli. The added vegetables not only add a crunch and flavour but also, improves the nutrient quotient. If not urad dal, then make this rice and moong dal idli. The well-tested proportions of rice and green moong dal result in a pleasant texture, taste and colour, which will be loved by all your family members. Looking for a treat while watching out your calories? Relish these Moong Dal Dahi Vada which hardly uses any oil for cooking. 

Split green gram is cooked as any other dal is cooked. Clean, wash and soak the dals in water and pressure cook. Give an aromatic tempering and relish this Moong Dal Sultani with rice or phulkas. The combination of moong dal with palak is famous across the country but, we have made a low-calorie version of this delicious iron-rich Moong Dal with Spinach

You can even transform this dal into a wholesome meal. Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi sautéed in onion and garlic, along with a traditional tempering of spices and spice powders tastes delicious when eaten with hot kadhi.

top 10 green moong dal recipes

 by Tarla Dalal
Handvo is a traditional Gujarati dish made with different kinds of batters. In this mouth-watering version, we use a batter of green moong dal perked up with mixed veggies. Small amounts of semolina and besan provide the perfect texture to the handvo while ingredients like green chillies, ginger and coriander along with an aromatic tempering provide its irresistible flavour. Cooked simply in a covered pan, the Green Moong Dal Handvo gets a rustic and homely flavour and texture, which you will just love to bite into. Take care when turning over the handvo in the pan, so as not to break it.
Simple but elegant touches make this a recipe to cherish! There is nothing uncommon about waffles topped with stir-fried veggies, but when the waffles are given an Indian touch by making them with a methi flavoured moong batter, it becomes a treat with a difference. Not only that, the delectable combination of stir-fried veggies also gets a special, lingering flavour by the addition of nigella seeds. The Moong Dal Waffles with Stir-Fried Vegetables is an apt snack for diabetics and one serving of it is enough to satiate their hunger and give them a nutrient boost. Moong Dal provides folic acid while vegetables contribute ample fibre to this dish, which is so tasty that the whole family will enjoy it. Serve with a glass of Pineapple Celery Juice for a satiating and soothing combo.
 by Tarla Dalal
Rice and Moong Dal Idli is a variant of the most popular South Indian snack, Idli, which is traditionally made with rice and urad dal. The well-tested proportions of rice and green moong dal used in this recipe result in a pleasant texture, taste and colour, which will be loved by all your family members. It is a nutritious, protein-rich idli, further enhanced with vitamin-rich vegetables.
 by Tarla Dalal
Even commonly consumed dals rock when combined intelligently with the right ingredients! Garlic and tomatoes add tang and taste to this versatile dal, which goes well with rice as well as with phulkas. Folic acid content of moong dal is an added benefit to this dal. Serve with Bajra and Cauliflower Roti , Carrot Pickle and rice .
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy from the heartland of Gujarat, Handvo is a unique dish baked in a Kadhai over a traditional tempering and sautéed veggies. Here, we have used a batter of green moong dal which gives a homely flavour and enticing mouth-feel. Ingredients like spinach, onions, coriander and others add to the flavour, while a tempering of sesame really uplifts the aroma. Take care while turning over the handvo, as it must be done slowly without breaking it. Together with peppy green chutney, the Green Moong Dal and Palak Handvo makes an amazing Evening Tea Snacks It can also be served along with a full meal, as a starter.
 by Tarla Dalal
Amidst drum rolls and lots of pomp, we present a non-fried version of none other than one of the most popular chaats... Dahi Vada. Be careful not to soak the vadas beyond 2-3 minutes, to prevent them from breaking. This is a heavy snack so, I suggest you do not indulge in more than one serving.
Popular South Indian Snacks like idli and dosa are extremely tasty and nutritious, but often not suitable for those with high blood sugar because they are made predominantly with rice. Here, is a diabetic-friendly version of idli that replaces rice with wholesome moong dal. Adding veggies to the batter improves the nutrient-quotient as well as flavour and texture of the idlis. Relish this mouth-watering Green Moong Dal and Vegetable Idli right off the steamer, with sizzling hot Sambhar .
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes we yearn for the soothing comfort of homemade khichdi, but also feel like having something spicier. When in two minds, go for the Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi. Made of rice and wholesome green moong dal, this flavourful khichdi gets its punch from sautéed onion and garlic, along with a traditional tempering of spices and spice powders. Serve hot with kadhi, for a homely meal that warms the heart.
 by Tarla Dalal
Healthful moong dal takes the form of a tasteful paratha here! Cooked moong dal, along with potato for binding, onions for crunch and a range of spices for added flavour, makes a great paratha that is soft and crunchy in texture. You will enjoy the unique combination of spices in this protein and iron rich paratha, especially the thoughtful addition of crushed coriander seeds and amchur. If you enjoyed this sumptuous Moong Dal Paratha recipe, then check our Punjabi paratha recipe collection to learn other authentic paratha recipes like Aloo Paratha, Mooli Paratha, Gobi Paratha. Enjoy how to make Moong Dal Paratha recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Though prepared in various different ways across the country, Moong Dal with Spinach is nevertheless a favourite combination in desi cooking. Here, we have made a low calorie version of this delicious iron-rich dal. This recipe is chock full of nutrients, as spinach brings protein, garlic has anti-bacterial and other medicinal properties, and green moong is full of protein, iron, vitamin A, fibre and zinc. Take care to just partially cook the dal so as to retain its crunch.
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Top 10 Green Moong Dal Recipes
 on 19 Feb 18 09:28 AM

I generally makes this receipes with moongdal,moongdal daal dosa with paneer stuffing...Is very fav and yes u have given very healthy and nutritional receipes.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your suggestion and kind words...
20 Feb 18 08:39 AM