Moong Dhal curry

Tonights dinner is this hearty Indian dish made with mung beans better known as Moong Dal. This recipe calls for a wealth of spices such as turmeric, ground cumin, coriander and masala making this dish absolutely delicious and nutrient rich.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious dish


1 cup moong dhal (boiled in salted water)

1 onion slices finely

1 bay leaf

Half a teaspoon whole cumin

1 cinnamon stick

2 garlic cloves – crushed

1ml turmeric powder

5ml ground cumin

5ml ground coriander

5ml chilli powder

10ml masala

Salt according to taste

10ml tomato paste

2 potatoes – cut in cubes


Fry up onions, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds and bayleaf until onions have browned. Add in fresh garlic and stir. Add in all your ground spices and allow to dry for 2-3 minutes. Now add in the potatoes, moong dal and salt. Add a cup of water and cover pot and allow to cook on medium heat until potatoes have softened. You may need to add more water depending on how you’d prefer your gravy.

Published by Landi Govender

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