How to make Moong Beans -

An extremely healthy dish, you can enjoy this as a side dish or with hot paranthas

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal), French Beans (फ्रेंच बीन्स)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Moong Beans

Moong Beans 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 : 2-2.30 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Moong Beans Recipe

  • Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) soaked for 2 hours 1 1/2 cups

  • French Beans cut into 1/4 inch pieces 250 grams

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Thin strips of ginger for garnishing

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnishing


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let them splutter.

Step 2

Slice onion and add to the pan and sauté till onion turns translucent.

Step 3

Add split green gram along with the water in which it was soaked and mix well. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes.

Step 4

Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Add ¼ cup water and mix well. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add French beans and mix well. Add ginger and mix. Cover and continue to cook for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Slit the green chillies and add to the pan. Add 2-3 tbsps water and mix. Cover and cook on low heat till the green gram and beans are just done. Take care not to overcook.

Step 6

Switch off the heat, uncover the pan, add lemon juice and garam masala powder and mix well.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving platter, garnish with ginger strips and serve hot.

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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.