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Mung Beans Dal Recipe and What Is Mung Beans Dal

What is Mung Bean Dal?

Mung beans dal is one of the healthy cuisines in Asia. Mung beans also called Vigna radiate, is a small green bean that belongs to the legume family. Mung bean is native to India but later become popular in China and many parts of Southeast Asia country. Dal is a type of thick lentil stew in South Asia.

Mung Bean Dahl recipe
Mung Bean Dahl

Mung Bean Dahl Recipe

Serves: 4-6


1 cup dried mung beans
4 cups water, divided
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon cumin seed
1 teaspoon ria seed (small black mustard seed)
2 cups Tomato Gravy

Ingredients to make 2-4 cups tomato gravy

4 medium tomatoes, 2 teaspoons salt
2 cloves garlic, peeled
3 teaspoons turmeric powder



  1. Add mung beans, 2 cups water, and butter to a 4–6-quartpressure cooker. Cook at medium heat until the mung beans have become very soft, about 10–15 minutes.
  2. In a medium sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat and add cumin and ria seeds. Cook for 4–6 minutes, or until theseeds start to pop. Make sure they don’t burn.

  3. Make tomato gravy: Combine tomatoes, salt, garlic, and turmeric powder and blenduntil smooth.
  4. Add Tomato Gravy. Add mung bean mixture and 2 cups water.
  5. Cook about 5 minutes longer.
  6. Serve hot.


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