Mung Bean (Moong Dall) Dahl

This mung bean (moong dall) dahl is an absolutely delicious vegan curry. As a quick healthy meal it’s ready in an hour and for those watching their waistlines it comes in at only 259 calories per serving!

This Mung Bean (Moong Dall) Dahl is an absolutely delicious curry. Vegan and packed with beautiful tasting spices that tantalise the taste buds, it's a perfect quick healthy meal. Plus, for those of us watching our waistlines, for a curry coming in at only 259 calories per serving, it's a bonus!

Moong What?

Indeed you may ask yourself this several times whilst staring at the recipe photographs.

Or maybe you think I’ve quite possibly gone mad?

But no, honestly there is no “what” about this mung bean (moong dall) dahl.

Because as lentil dals or dahls go, it’s absolutely delicious and very good for you.

This Mung Bean (Moong Dall) Dahl is an absolutely delicious curry. Vegan and packed with beautiful tasting spices that tantalise the taste buds, it's a perfect quick healthy meal. Plus, for those of us watching our waistlines, for a curry coming in at only 259 calories per serving, it's a bonus!

This mung bean (moong dall) dahl is made from mung beans which have very little fat in them therefore they help to keep weight off.

Not only that they are an excellent source of dietary fibre too.

So, why don’t you give mung beans a try yourself?

5 from 1 vote
This Mung Bean (Moong Dall) Dahl is an absolutely delicious curry. Vegan and packed with beautiful tasting spices that tantalise the taste buds, it's a perfect quick healthy meal. Plus, for those of us watching our waistlines, for a curry coming in at only 259 calories per serving, it's a bonus!
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Mung Bean (Moong Dall) Dahl
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

This mung bean (moong dall) dahl is an absolutely delicious vegan curry and it comes in at only 259 calories per serving!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 259 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 100 g mung beans Moong Dall
  • 700 ml fresh cold water
  • Low fat cooking spray
  • 1 medium sized onion diced
  • 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 6 tbsp passata
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • Pinch of asafoetida / hing
  • leaves Pinch of dried fenugreek
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 medium sized chopped tomato
Instructions
  1. Place the beans in a large saucepan with the cold water and bring the water to boiling point before turning it down to simmer. It will take about 30 minutes until the beans are softened. So meanwhile you can prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Spray the bottom of a medium sized saucepan about 5 times with the low fat cooking spray. Heat the saucepan and once the oil begins to bubble a little turn the heat down.
  3. Add the diced onion, stirring until softened. Then add the ginger and garlic paste and stir for a couple of minutes. Add the chilli powder, turmeric and passata and keep stirring everything together. Move this mixture aside if the mung beans are not softened yet.
  4. Once the mung beans are softened and all the water has been absorbed, add in the onion mixture and stir together well over a very low heat for about a minute.
  5. Add the ground cumin, garam masala, asafoetida, fenugreek leaves and salt and chopped tomato. Combine these ingredients well for a couple of minutes.
  6. Service with some freshly prepared basmati rice (I like Tilda Wholegrain basmati rice) or with chapatti breads.

Nutrition Facts
Mung Bean (Moong Dall) Dahl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 12
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.3g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 916.4mg 38%
Total Carbohydrates 50.5g 17%
Dietary Fiber 12.4g 50%
Sugars 11.8g
Protein 15.1g 30%
Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 12%
Iron 36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Mung Bean (Moong Dall) Dahl is an absolutely delicious curry. Vegan and packed with beautiful tasting spices that tantalise the taste buds, it's a perfect quick healthy meal. Plus, for those of us watching our waistlines, for a curry coming in at only 259 calories per serving, it's a bonus!

If you like this mung bean (moong dall) dahl and mung beans then you might want to head on over and try my carrot ginger and mung bean soup?

This Mung Bean (Moong Dall) Dahl is an absolutely delicious curry. Vegan and packed with beautiful tasting spices that tantalise the taste buds, it's a perfect quick healthy meal. Plus, for those of us watching our waistlines, for a curry coming in at only 259 calories per serving, it's a bonus!

Right, I’m off out to meet my parents for lunch (Italian) so please excuse me for today’s recipe being earlier than usual.

Remember to check out Amanda at Running with Spoons for the Thursday link up, to see what’s going on over there!

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Comments

  1. I actually love mung beans and hate lentils so HALLEFREAKINGLUYAH for this recipe!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Glad you like the recipe! I’ve got plans for more of these, but I’m afraid also some green lentil recipes too! So you’ll maybe love 50% of them? 😉

  2. i love both! mung beans and lentils, especially when i have time to soak them. THey are heavenly in these spices! YUM! Pinning

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      So with you here Lindsay.

      Mung Beans and all the different varieties of lentils we can get now, I’m so inspired to bring more recipes using these to the blog! 😀

  3. Neil, this looks amazing! Incredibly healthy, too!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Rachel, thanks for your comment and for stopping by.

      I’m flattered by all the comments everyone has left. Loved your site! I see we both have a big love for oatmeal. 🙂

  4. So hearty.. and so healthy too – I have to make these dahl!

  5. I adore Dahl – We grew up eating Dahl curry at almost every meal! Neil – I love seeing Dahl in a soup – this looks mouthwatering!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you Shashi. So glad you like my Dahl recipe. I’m on the hunt for more if you wanted to share yours? 😀

  6. Oh I love this recipe especially because I can easily swap out Mung Beans for say, chicken if I wanted!!!! So flavorful 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha, you could substitute for chicken Gigi, have to say I’ve never tried that, so if you do, let us know what it’s like? 😉

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