Sukha Moong, Gujarati Dry Moong

Sukha Moong, Gujarati  Dry Moong

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Everyday Gujarati cooking relies on common spices and traditional tempering to make mouth-watering dishes within minutes. This Gujarati favourite is a semi-dry curry of soaked and boiled moong, perked up with readily-available but flavour-packed spice powders.

An aromatic tempering of mustard and cumin seeds boosts the taste of the Sukha Moong, transforming it into delicious fare. It is so easy to make that you can make it on any day. Sukha Moong tastes best with Kadhi and Rice , or Kadhi and Rotlis . Enjoy it hot and fresh.

Sukha Moong, Gujarati Dry Moong recipe - How to make Sukha Moong, Gujarati Dry Moong

Soaking time:  15 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Soak the moong in enough water in a deep bowl for 15 minutes. Drain.
  2. Combine the moong and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook it for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafetida and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the cooked moong, turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander seeds powder, lemon juice, sugar, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy229 cal
Protein13.9 g
Carbohydrates33.3 g
Fiber9.8 g
Fat4.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium17.1 mg


Sukha Moong, Gujarati Dry Moong
 on 18 Aug 17 03:49 PM

Tried making this today n loved it, I added bit of tomato paste as my father in law likes curries that has tomatoes. It turned out very tasty.
Tarla Dalal
18 Aug 17 03:58 PM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words....Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them... Happy Cooking !!
Sukha Moong, Gujarati Dry Moong
 on 03 Apr 17 02:54 PM

I make this often with kadhi and roti and enjoy the combo a lot. Even at times when I am hungry i eat this as a snack and it is very filling as well as tasty.