How to make Mooli-Moong wadi -

Moong wadis cooking is spicy gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Monika Santosh.

Main Ingredients : Urad dal wadi , Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Rajasthani

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Mooli-Moong wadi

Mooli-Moong wadi Recipe Card


Rajasthani cuisine is perhaps the most sensitive amongst the Indian cuisines. People here relish non-vegetarian dishes made from chicken, lamb and shikar which includes animal and birds like boars, venison, peacock, quail, duck, pheasant, rabbits and even camels etc. Vegetarian food comes in two varieties i.e. the food eaten by the common man that includes use of various spices and herbs and the food of the Marwari Jains that is prepared without using onions, garlic or for that matter any ingredient growing under the soil except for ginger and groundnuts.
Rajasthan cooking in general has its own unique flavour where the simplest and the most basic of ingredients go into the preparation of delicious dishes. The harsh climate and the non-availability of ingredients in this region are a great influence.  Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred, more out of necessity than choice. The sparse rainfall is not conducive to growing fresh green vegetables. Due to this scarcity whatever seasonal vegetables are grown, are sundried so that they can be used for the rest of the year. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mooli-Moong wadi Recipe

  • Urad dal wadi 100 grams

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Radishes with leaves chopped 2 small

  • Garlic crushed 4 cloves

  • Green chilli chopped 1

  • Onion chopped 1 small

  • Tomato chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add moong wadis and saute till golden brown on medium heat. Remove, crush them coarsely and set aside.

Step 2

In the same pan add garlic, green chilli and saute for half a minute. Add onions and saute till light brown. Add tomato and cover and cook on medium heat till the tomatoes get cooked.

Step 3

Add radish with leaves and saute for few minutes. Add salt and moong wadi and half a cup of water and cook on medium heat till the wadis get cooked.

Step 4

Serve hot.

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