How to make Desi Moong Salad - SK Khazana -

As the name suggests, it is a Desi, flavourful, spicy and full protein packed salad that is delicious and enriched with the goodness of moong.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Whole green grams (sabut moong) (साबुत मूंग), Mustard oil (सरसों का तेल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Salads

Desi Moong Salad - SK Khazana

Desi Moong Salad - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Desi Moong Salad - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Whole green grams (sabut moong) 1 cup

  • Mustard oil 1 tablespoon

  • Zucchini cut into roundels and halved 1 small

  • Yellow zucchini cut into roundels and halved 1 small

  • Sweet corn kernels boiled 1/4 cup

  • Red capsicum diced 1 small

  • Yellow capsicum diced 1 small

  • Green capsicum diced 1 small

  • Cucumber diced 1 small

  • Cherry tomatoes halved 5-6

  • Black olives pitted and halved 5-6

  • Lettuce leaves 8-10

  • Dressing

  • Mustard oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard paste 1 tablespoon

  • Sugar a pinch

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Roasted peanuts crushed 2 tablespoons

  • White sesame seeds roasted 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Take whole moong and wash it with sufficient water for 2-3 minutes. Soak for 3-4 hours and transfer onto a muslin cloth and set aside for 4-5 hours.

Step 2

Heat mustard oil in a non-stick grill pan and brush it evenly. Add green zucchini, and yellow zucchini and cook till grill marks appear.

Step 3

Transfer the moong in a large bowl, add sweet corn, green capsicum, yellow capsicum, red capsicum, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and black olives and mix well.

Step 4

Roughly chop lettuce leaves and add into the same bowl.

Step 5

For the dressing, add mustard oil in a jar, add mustard paste, sugar, crushed black peppercorns, salt and lemon juice. Place the lid on and shake till well combined.

Step 6

Add the grilled zucchinis in the same bowl and add peanuts and sesame seeds and drizzle ¾ of the dressing on top and toss the salad till well combined.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl and garnish with roasted peanuts and olives. Drizzle the remaining dressing on top.

Step 8

Serve immediately.

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