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How to Make Green Gram (Mung Bean) Curry

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Green Gram (Mung Bean) Curry

Green Gram (Mung Bean) Curry

A Tasty Gravy Curry in Just 40 Minutes

Mung beans (green gram) are nutritionally balanced legumes that are packed with nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and beneficial enzymes. Cooked mung beans are soft and tasty. Mung bean curry makes a lovely side dish with jawar roti, poori, chapati, paratha, etc.

This curry is a quick and easy recipe—you can prepare it in just 40 minutes. The roasted ginger, garlic, and onions impart an irresistible flavor, and the roasted tomatoes provide a nice tanginess. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Cook Time

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10 min

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40 min

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 heaped cup dried green gram (mung beans), soaked in water for 2 hours and cooked with water
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2-inch piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped or crushed
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional, to balance the taste)
  • 3-4 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 pinches turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • Onion slices, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Wash the dried green gram (mung beans) and soak in water for 2 hours. Add some salt to taste. Cook it in a pressure cooker up to 4 whistles and simmer about 6-8 minutes. By this time, the green gram should be cooked. When the pressure releases naturally, open the cooker lid and take out the container. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in the mustard seeds and allow them to pop.
  3. Add the cumin seeds and curry leaves. Let the cumin crackle.
  4. Add the chopped ginger and garlic. Saute over medium heat until you get a nice aroma from the roasted garlic.
  5. Throw in chopped onions and green chilies. Saute the mixture until the onions become pinkish and translucent.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes (or tomato pulp) and salt. Cook the mixture for 4-5 minutes on high heat while stirring occasionally. Afterward, reduce heat.
  7. Add the turmeric powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder, and red chili powder. Saute for 1 minute.
  8. Add cooked mung beans with its water, sugar, and remaining salt. Add 1 cup of water. Continue to cook the mixture for 2 minutes. Turn off heat. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  9. Transfer the curry to a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and onion slices. Serve with roti, chapati, jawar roti, poori, paratha, etc. Enjoy!

Picture Tutorial

Step one: Soak dried mung beans in water for 2 hours

Step one: Soak dried mung beans in water for 2 hours

Step two: Cook it in a pressure cooker with some water and salt up to 4 whistles and simmer for 6-8 minutes. when the pressure releases naturally, open the lid and take out the container. Set aside.

Step two: Cook it in a pressure cooker with some water and salt up to 4 whistles and simmer for 6-8 minutes. when the pressure releases naturally, open the lid and take out the container. Set aside.

Step three: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add chopped garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. Saute them until you get a nice aroma of the roasted garlic.

Step three: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add chopped garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. Saute them until you get a nice aroma of the roasted garlic.

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Add chopped onions and chopped green chilies

Add chopped onions and chopped green chilies

Continue to saute until the onions become pinkish and translucent

Continue to saute until the onions become pinkish and translucent

Add chopped tomato and salt. Adding salt helps to cook faster. Increase the heat and continue to saute for 4-5 minutes. Next, reduce heat.

Add chopped tomato and salt. Adding salt helps to cook faster. Increase the heat and continue to saute for 4-5 minutes. Next, reduce heat.

Step four: Add turmeric powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder, and red chili powder. Mix well and cook for 1 minute.

Step four: Add turmeric powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder, and red chili powder. Mix well and cook for 1 minute.

Step five: Add cooked green gram along with its water.

Step five: Add cooked green gram along with its water.

Add sugar and the remaining salt. Continue to cook the mixture. Add 1 cup of water. Cook the mixture for further 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.

Add sugar and the remaining salt. Continue to cook the mixture. Add 1 cup of water. Cook the mixture for further 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.

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Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Your favorite mung beans curry is ready to serve! Transfer it to a serving dish.

Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Your favorite mung beans curry is ready to serve! Transfer it to a serving dish.

Green gram (mung beans) curry

Green gram (mung beans) curry

Serve it hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves and onion slices. This curry pairs well with roti, chapati, poori, paratha, etc.

Serve it hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves and onion slices. This curry pairs well with roti, chapati, poori, paratha, etc.