Masala Whole Moong Curry

7 Jan

Pesalu Masala Kura.

Whole moong / whole green gram is pressure cooked or boiled in water till its soft and whole. It is then briefly cooked with tomatoes, onion and lots of spices. Serve masala whole moong curry with pulka, chapati or with steamed rice.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Masala Whole Moong Curry.


Whole Moong 1 Cup
Onion 1
Tomatoes 2 – 3
Ginger Garlic Paste 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/8 tsp
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste
Oil 1 Tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and pressure cook whole moong in 2 cups of water for 3 whistles.

Wash and finely chop cilantro leaves.
Wash and finely chop the tomatoes.
Peel and finely chop the onion.

Heat oil in pan, add onion.
Fry till onion turns light brown, add ginger garlic paste.
Fry briefly and add chopped tomatoes and salt.
Cook till tomatoes turn soft and the mixture comes together.
Stir in garam masala, coriander powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder.
Cook briefly, stir in cooked whole moong and quarter cup of water.
Boil till moong absorbs all the flavors and comes to required consistency.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve masala whole moong curry with pulka, chapati or with steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure whole moong is not over cooked.

Suggestions: Or just serve whole moong curry as a snack layered with finely chopped onion and few drops of lemon juice.
Variations: Check other moong recipes here.
Other Names: Masala Whole Moong Curry, Pesalu Masala Kura.


8 Responses to “Masala Whole Moong Curry”

  1. Rajani January 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Super pic.Would you recommend soaking the green gram.I tried only once without soaking and it did not cook too well.

  2. Hari Chandana January 7, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

    Very healthy and tasty curry.. lovely presentation !!

  3. Nisha Reddy January 8, 2011 at 1:17 am #

    Cilantro…. means ??? will not be very soft if we pressure cook till 3 whistles???

  4. manya January 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    @rajani : i tried it yest by first soaking the green gram for 2 hrs n it turned out beautiful
    @nisha : cilantro is another name for coriander or dhaniya

  5. malini January 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    nice picture. healthy gram should be soaked at least 2 hours.thanks for the yummy health yrecepe.

  6. Nisha Reddy January 10, 2011 at 7:38 am #

    Thnks 🙂

  7. Tez January 17, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    I cook it like rice in a cooker and that is soft enough

  8. rekharani April 25, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    Very tasty n healthy curry. Thank you very much Raji.

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