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Moong Dhal Kuzhambu

Kuzhambu made with green Moong dhal

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Moong dhal provides high quality protein. Good for health and growing kids. u can replace Sambar with this Moong dhal Kuzhambu.

Ingredients vegetarian 1 servings

    • 3/4 cup green moong dhal
    • 1/2 cup yellow split-moong dhal
    • 1 onion-chopped finely
    • 2 tomatoes -chopped finely
    • 3 green chillies-slit lengthwise
    • 4 whole red chillies
    • 1 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 7 garlic flakes
    • 1 tsp chilli powder
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1/4 cup coconut paste (with 1 sambar onion,1 tsp cumin seeds,1 garlic flake)
    • 1 cup tamarind extract of gooseberry-sized tamarind
    • 4 cups water
    • 2 tsp ghee or coconut oil
    • few curry leaves
    • few coriander leaves
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp refined oil


    1. Pressure cook yellow and green moong dhals with half-sliced onion,chopped tomatoes,garlic flakes,1 tsp cumin seeds,turmeric powder,3 green chillies,coriander leaves,3 cups water and salt upto 4 whistle or 12 mins.
    2. Meanwhile heat oil,saute mustard seeds,chopped half onion,curry leaves.
    3. Add tamarind extract, little salt and chilli powder ,let it boil for 10 mins.
    4. Add the cooked dhals,few coriander leaves and coconut paste with 1 cup water and cook for 5 mins.
    5. Garnish with coriander leaves.
    6. Tasty Moongdhal Kuzhambu is ready to be served with rice, idli, dosa or chapathi.


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