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This easy mung bean curry is a healthier version of South Indian (Kerala-style) green gram curry made with nutritious moong sprouts & coconut. No time for sprouting? Just soak moong beans và use. You can make this simple mung bean coconut curry with mega flavors using very few spices.

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About the recipe

Kerala-style mung beans curry is made by soaking & cooking moong beans. They are then added to sauteed onions & spices and simmered with blended coconut và cumin.

Here we sprout the beans (a healthy twist to lớn my mom’s recipe). & cook them in such a way that they are creamy but still hold their shape.

Soaking and sprouting break down mung beans khổng lồ a size that’s easy to lớn digest. So if you’re not used khổng lồ eating beans, this sprouted moong recipe can be the first one you might want to lớn try.

Sprouting and cooking dried mung beans is easier than it sounds. I’ve included tips và instructions that will guide you through the process.

This sprouted moong recipe is different from the creamy moong dal palak in which moong dal (split và skinned mung beans) is well cooked to lớn a mashy consistency.

You might love those restaurant-style creamy curries lượt thích the chicken kofta curry, chana masala or the popular 5-ingredient easy chicken curry, but don’t judge this curry yet.

Wait until you taste the almost creamy, not-so-mashed mung beans with bits of half-blended crunchy coconut and cumin. You’ll fall in love with it, I promise.

Blending fresh coconut with cumin gives this curry the chất lượng Kerala flavors, as in easy 7-ingredient nadan fish curry and sadya parippu curry.

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Of all the beans, mung beans are my favorite. They sprout so easily, can be cooked fast (you can cook them on stovetop even if you don’t have a pressure cooker) và are very nutritious.

Moong beans are also versatile, they can be used in curries, salads, soups or as a thoran-style side dish with coconut.

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Ingredient notes

Beans: dried mung beansWhole spices: mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chilies & fresh green chiliesGround spices: chili powder, coriander powder and turmericFresh Coconut: Grated or chunksAromatics: onions và garlic- to showroom flavor & also khổng lồ aid in the digestion of the beans.Herbs: coriander & curry leavesOil: I recommend coconut oil for its characteristic flavor. If not available, feel không tính tiền to use olive oil or sunflower oil.Lemon juice for the tang.
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How lớn make mung bean curry- step by step photos

(You can find the exact measurements và instructions in the printable recipe card at the over of this page.)

If you’re not sprouting the beans

If you don’t have the time to sprout, soak dried mung beans for 4 hours & skip lớn the section: “How to lớn cook mung beans.”

Forgot to lớn soak the beans? No problem. You can cook unsoaked mung beans in the pressure cooker for 10 minutes more than the soaked/ sprouted ones. (that is 15 minutes after the first whistle).

If cooking in a pot, địa chỉ 20 minutes more, which is about 40 minutes.

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How to sprout moong beans

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5Rinse và soak dried mung beans in water for about 6 hours.Drain the water.Use a wet kitchen cloth lớn cover the bowl & secure with a rubber band. Leave it on the kitchen vị trí cao nhất overnight, at least for 9 hours. Remove the cloth & voila! You’ve made moong sprouts overnight.If the weather is not warm enough, they may take longer lớn sprout. If you find that they haven’t sprouted the next day, rinse the beans, wet the cloth, and cover again. Leave it for another 4 lớn 5 hours until you see small sprouts.

How khổng lồ cook mung beans

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In a pressure cooker: add the beans with 2 cups of water, secure the lid and cook for 3 whistles (or 5 minutes after the first whistle).

On the stovetop: In a deep pot, boil the beans with 3 cups of water. Top up with hot water if it starts sticking to the bottom. Cook until soft, which would take about trăng tròn to 25 minutes.

How lớn make the curry

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9Heat oil in a pot, địa chỉ mustard seeds. When they pop, add curry leaves.Add finely chopped onions, red chilies và green chilies. Saute for about 5 to lớn 10 minutes on medium heat.Stir in cooked mung beans.Add the ground spices, địa chỉ more water if the curry is too thick. Cover and let it boil.Meanwhile, make the coconut paste.Blend coconut, cumin và garlic with water into a coarse paste.Add the blended coconut lớn the curry. Simmer for 5 more minutes.Add lemon juice & turn offf the flame.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice, roti, or naan.

Recipe tips

I’ve found that the beans sprout faster when placed in a glass bowl.During winter, you could try placing the bowl inside the microwave, oven, or instant pot. (turned off, of course!)When you cook mung beans, the green skin might get separated from some of the seeds, but it is okay. The skin adds lớn the texture & taste of the curry.If you want a smoother curry, you may blend the coconut, cumin và garlic into a smooth paste. But you would miss the crunchy bits.Try lớn use cold pressed coconut oil for the authentic flavor.Plan ahead and allow enough time for the beans lớn sprout. There’s no harm in allowing them to lớn sprout longer.

What to pair with this green gram curry

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Sprouted moong curry tastes great with plain white rice or brown rice & a side of tandoori cauliflower or ladies finger fry for a balanced vegetarian dinner.

This moong sprouts curry can be also be paired with roti or naan.

Love this Kerala curry? You might want to lớn try the Kerala style chicken curry with coconut milk or the easy Kerala egg roast.


Green moong dal is not only easy khổng lồ cook và delicious but also has numerous health benefits. (source)

Mung beans are rich in important vitamins, minerals, protein và fiber. Sprouted mung beans contain even fewer calories but have more antioxidants & amino acids than the unsprouted ones.They are a good source of antioxidants. Sprouted mung contains as much as six times more antioxidants than regular mung beans.The anti-inflammatory properties of mung beans may prevent heat stroke.Consuming moong sprouts may Lower “Bad” LDL cholesterol levels, reducing heart disease risk.Mung beans are a good source of potassium, magnesium & fiber, which have been linked khổng lồ lower blood pressure levels in adults.Moong beans contain soluble fiber & resistant starch, which can promote digestive health. The carbs in mung beans are also less likely lớn cause flatulence than those of other legumes.Mung beans are high in fiber & protein và contain antioxidants that may lower blood sugar levels.Mung beans are high in fiber and protein, which can help youlose weight.Mung beans are high in folate, iron và protein, all of which women need more of during pregnancy.

Other interesting ways to use mung beans

Swap the chickpeas/chana dal with mung beans in black chana soup/1-pot easy chana dal soup.

Use parboiled mung bean sprouts instead of, or in addition khổng lồ chickpeas in kabuli chana salad or instead of dal in chana dal salad.