Hara Mung Kadhi – What To Cook??

Hara Mung Kadhi – What To Cook??

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Hara Mung/ Green gram – soaked overnight
Yogurts 4 cups
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1/4 spoon
Oil few spoons.

Wet Grind these to a Thick Paste:

Pepper 1-2 spoons
Green chilies 5
Thoor dal 1 cup – soaked
Tomato 1
Ginger 3-4 inch size. peeled.
Garlic 4 -5 cloves

For Tempering:

Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Urad dal 1/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1/4 spoon
Green chilies 3
Curry leaves few
Oil few spoons
Oil for shallow frying.


Cook mung dal in pressure cooker and set aside.

Heat oil, in a wok, add wet ground paste to it. Fry them till the raw odor is gone.

Further add asafoetida, salt, turmeric and cooked lentils/mung. Mix them well. Then add yogurts and bring it to boil.

In a separate pan, heat oil. Add mustard, cumin, asafoetida, chilies, pepper and curry leaves. Fry for a while…till they pop and splutter. Run this seasoning over the gravy made above.

Serve warm along with plain steamed rice.


59 Responses so far.

  1. Nice one.. looks lovely and yummy :)
    Indian Cuisine

  2. sangee vijay says:

    Green moong kadhi…nice idea…I never thought like this,hmmm great malar…as usual looks more pleasing n inviting…

  3. Priya says:

    Nutritious and delicious curry..

  4. Raji says:

    This is a new kind of kadhi to me…havent tried this..how you manage to make so many wonderful things.

  5. divya says:

    Very tempting and fabulous kadhi.

  6. VineelaSiva says:

    Never tried kadhi with moong.I tried curry with moong dal.

  7. Very interesting recipe, love the idea. And, when you say “mung dhal”, you mean “whole green moong” right? and not the yellow split one? It would be better to clarify as usually when we say moong dal, we mean yellow one and for green one, we call it green moong or sabut moong or something like that. Sorry for being picky :(

  8. Malar Gandhi says:

    Dear Priya, yes…you are right, ‘Hara mung’ or ‘sabut mung’ will be more appropriate:) You know, I always type in a hurry…from next time onwards, will pay more attention:)

  9. Great source of protein and tastes fantastic for sure… just perfect!

  10. Anonymous says:

    is there something wrong with ur blog site? i don’t see the recipes after the one posted on May 16th. no new recipes are coming along either… :(

  11. Madhu says:

    Hi Malar! Lovely recipe. BTW, I have made the stuffed Karela like you mention in your blog and posted it. Do take a look when you get a chance. I linked mine to your blogs home page but for some reason I am getting an internal error when i try to link the post itself. Will try later :) Thanks for sharing that :)


  12. Aarthi says:

    This looks yummy….you have a lovely blog…I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that

  13. Bong Mom says:

    Checking to see if I can comment

  14. Deeksha says:

    Very interesting…Sounds yummy!

  15. Malar,

    Its been so so long.. waiting for u TC!!!

  16. Sridevi says:

    Kadhai looks delicious and comforting food…

  17. Lovely recipe! I can never get tired of eating this :)

  18. purabi naha says:

    Yummy kadhi with hing!! Mung dal is my favourite!!
    You and your blog’s name have been mentioned on my latest post on Authentic Indian Chutneys. You are invited to my blog for receiving some beautiful awards! Congratulations!!

  19. Biny Anoop says:

    Malar have u not fixed the problem yet…wat r u gona do

  20. Vatsala. says:

    Very nutritious. Glad to follow you.
    Hope you will visit me too.
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  22. I dont know how I missed ur blog for so long! You have great recipes. Glad to follow u;-) Love this dish. Haven’t tried it with pachai payaru.. looks delicious.

  23. this is my favorite Malar…looks delicious..

  24. I just love this dal :D Especially with rice.. Love your pictures.. Am drooling :D

  25. Very lovely recipe, looks inviting.

  26. Kurryleaves says:

    interesting recipe…looks delicious…n healthy too

  27. Spice says:

    Hi Malar, how r u doing….i’m here after long time & love the addition of moong dal to kadhi…

  28. RAKS KITCHEN says:

    This is so new to me! Looks and sounds mouthwatering malar!

  29. Anonymous says:


    i am searching for your old briyani receipes on chicken ,i am not able to get it.i am not able to search any of your older post.could you pls chk it.

  30. Vatsala. says:

    Very healthy kadhi with green moong dal. I make kadhi with black channa and that taste superb….should try this version too.
    Invitation for a potluck

  31. Roshna Feroz says:

    healthy recipe!!!!sure for ths friday lunch

  32. layaa says:

    Very glad to be here,u r having such a wonderful blog.Simply stunned by ur sound english version.thanks for visiting my small space dear.

  33. Kadhi looks simply awesome and by the sheer number of comments , it must have struck well with so many bloggers.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  34. Saji says:

    Wow, I make the same way!!! Yours luks delicious
    First tym at your place and happy to follow u

  35. Now Serving says:

    malar, what happened why aren’t you active in the blog?
    hope all is well – do check out my giveaways for my blog anniversary dear – hugs, priya

  36. Dolly says:

    Healthy and delicious Kadhi. Never would have thought of adding moong dhal to my kadhi. I’m so programmed that when I think of Kadhi,I always think abt Pakode waali kadhi (Punjabi).

  37. Swati Sapna says:

    Moong Dal kadi is a great idea! have never tried it…

  38. Hi Malar, You’ve posted some nice recipes and am so glad to note them down, thank uuuuu! How about some desserts next?

  39. Aarthi says:

    Awesome..Thanks for posting this..First time here..I am your new follower..Do check my blog sometime..


  40. Maayeka says:

    Very healthy and tempting kadi,never tried this way…nice recipe

  41. I would love to try this and I’m looking forward to it. Delicious dish and very tempting.

  42. Anonymous says:


  43. Good Morning. :-)
    Thanks for dropping by my space.hope to see you next time.
    following you…

  44. maha says:

    Wow..looks so delicious…

  45. Hi Malar,
    Am back to blogging after a long hibernation. There seems to be a lot of stuff cooking up here.
    Do you know this moong dal kadhi is also a Gujarati speciality and the recipe is all same.
    I find it very amazing when people connect thru food.
    Its always good to visit your page.

  46. wow dear !!!kadhi with moong dal!!!!definitely a must try dear !!!!loved it !!!!!!

  47. Delicious and healthy preparation..

  48. Very nice pictures and looks very yummy

  49. Pinky says:

    Nice recipe … Kadhi I love a lot…
    Thanks for Sharing…

  50. about us says:

    Awesome..Thanks for posting this..First time here..I am your new follower..Do check my blog sometime..Healthy and delicious Kadhi. Never would have thought of adding moong dhal to my kadhi. I’m so programmed that when I think of Kadhi,I always think abt Pakode waali kadhi (Punjabi).

  51. Wonderful post related to mung dhall kadhi recipe & Method helpful site – thanks
    Indian Recipes

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