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Oct 27, 2011

Green Gram Tomato Curry / Whole moong Tomato Dal

            Hope you all had a great festival day and back to routine. Did u notice ?? that my blog title was changed to "Spicy Treats" . I was planning for long time to change my title but i am not able to get a short n sweet one. Today morning just like spark i got it . First i asked my H for opinion and He said it was good and you can proceed. Hope you also like the new title :)
            Coming to today's recipe, simple and light tangy curry with whole moong dal. I made this long back and totally forgot it. This is so easy and tasty recipe which suits well with both Chapathi/rotis and white rice and jeera Pulav.
  1. Whole Moon dal/Green gram    1/2 cup
  2. Pearl onions    10 no.s
  3. Tomato   3 no.s( finely chopped)
  4. Garlic     4-5 cloves(cut in to halves)
  5. Green chilli    3-4 no.s(cut in to half n slitted)
  6. Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
  7. Amchur powder     1/2 tsp
  8. Cilantro     3 tbsp(finely chopped)
  9. Curry leaves     1 sprig
  10. Oil     1-2 tsp
  11. Mustard seeds    1/4 tsp
  12. Cumin seeds     1/2 tsp
  13. Hing    1/4 tsp

  • Soak Green gram for at least 2-3 hours and pressure cook the soaked dal for 3 whistles and then mash them lightly and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard and cumin seeds wait till it pop and then add hing powder fry lightly
  • and then add curry leaves ,green chilli and garlic. Fry lightly.
  • And add onions and sauté till turns pink and then add finely chopped tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle little salt and sauté the tomatoes until it turns soft and mushy.
  • After that add turmeric powder and stir well and add 1/4 cup water and bring it to boil.
  • Once it starts boiling, add the mashed green gram dal and enough salt, stir well and again let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Then add amchur powder and stir well and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Lastly add  finely chopped cilantro and mix well and turn off the stove.
  • That's it..Tangy and Yummy Green Gram Tomato Curry is ready to serve. I served with Chapathi.

In the same way instead of green gram you can also use Tuvar dal and also Yellow Moong dal.
You can also enjoy it as a tomato curry /tomato thokku by following the same procedure except the addition of Dal.


  1. Curry looks very delicious and its healthy too..Love with chapathis...Hey loved the new title...Good one..

  2. Protein packed curry, fabulous side dish for rotis..

  3. this is my fav dal, luv to eat it with roti. looks so yummy.

  4. New title is good sangee. I liked it. After a heavy feast after diwali, this moong dal curry will be perfect for stomach. :-p Love it.


  5. nice combination..

  6. delicious and yummy curry ........

  7. That's a nice one Sangee. Perfect with rotis.

  8. healthy and delicious curry...

  9. Nice recipe with step by step picks..loved your recipe collection :)

  10. Like the new name of your blog...sounds catchy...

    Yummy looking moong dal curry..perfect with some rotis

  11. Nice curry with whole gram dhal..yum delight..

  12. love the new name...healthy dal looks inviting!!

  13. Mung dal is such a comforting dish:-) Loved ur version!!

  14. Dhal looks delicious and healthy,like to have it with hot rice and ghee with papad and potato fry.The clicks are awesome,like the first pic.

  15. Delicious n tempting curry,dear!!
    Loved your blog's name,nice one!!

  16. Sangee this looks so comforting and nice. Like your new banner and name.

  17. Me too do the same method.Only thing i'll add lemon juice in the end!!Great combo for chappathi..

  18. The new blog name is great dear, short n sweet for sure..moong curry looks delicious, perfect for rotis..hope u too had a lovely diwali..!!

  19. first time here!!looks yummy, one of my all time favs...nice clicks too....

  20. Wow looks yummy and delicious ....


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