How to make Green Moong Moussaka-Cook Smart -

This moussaka is specially for the vegetarians and what’s it is healthy too

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Green gram sprouts (ankurit moong), Olive oil (ऑलिव आइल)

Cuisine : Greek

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Khatkhata Lal Saag and Soya ki Sabzi Vala Che Bhirde Gobhi Mushroom Chilli Fry

Green Moong Moussaka-Cook Smart

Green Moong Moussaka-Cook Smart Recipe Card


Greek cooking has an incredibly rich and diverse array of foods and beverages that are a result of literally thousands of years of living, cooking, and eating. Each Greek meal is fresh and inviting, and takes you on a journey through Greece's history.
The cooking methods and basic ingredients have changed little over time. Even the names of certain dishes remain the same. Bread, olives and olive oil, and wine have been the backbone of the Greek diet for many centuries, just as they do today.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Green Moong Moussaka-Cook Smart Recipe

  • Green gram sprouts (ankurit moong) boiled with salt 2 cups

  • Olive oil 1 teaspoon

  • Large eggplant 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Medium onion sliced 1

  • Garlic finely chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Medium tomatoes finely chopped 2

  • Tomato puree 3/4 cup

  • Green chiili sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Mozzarella cheese grated 4 tablespoons

  • Mixed dried herbs 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 4 teaspoon to serve

  • Fresh parsley sprig for garnish


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC.

Step 2

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a non-stick pan and some olive oil in a non-stick grill pan.

Step 3

Thinly slice eggplant and sprinkle salt on them.

Step 4

Add onion to the pan and saute well.

Step 5

Place eggplant slices in the grill pan and grill, turning sides, till evenly done on both sides and grill marks appear on both sides.

Step 6

Add garlic, ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes to the onion, mix and saute. Add salt and continue to saute till tomatoes turn soft and pulpy.

Step 7

Heat green gram in a microwave for a minute.

Step 8

Add tomato puree to the pan and mix well. Add green chilli sauce, mix well and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes.

Step 9

Flip the eggplant sliced in the grill pan. Add crushed peppercorns and continue grilling.

Step 10

Spread some of the cooked tomato sauce in a glass baking dish. Place some of the grilled eggplant slices on it and top with 1 cup green gram and 3 tablespoons cheese. Spread some more tomato sauce on top, put the remaining eggplant slices and top with remaining green gram and 3 tablespoons cheese. Spread the remaining tomato sauce on top, sprinkle dried herbs, drizzle yogurt and top with remaining cheese.

Step 11

Put the dish in the preheated oven and bake for ½ hour.

Step 12

Let it rest for a while before serving.

Step 13

Garnish with a parsley sprig and serve with a little cold yogurt.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.