Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung

Nothing can be better than this Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung, for weekend brunch or lunch. It is filled with flavors and works great with rice or roti. 

 

Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung

I can’t have enough dal recipes in the our house. I love every kind of dal and it is one of my favorite comfort food for weekend brunch. When it comes to dal / lentil recipes, the most favorite is Dali Thoy. Anytime I give an option to my kids asking them what to make, they would suggest Dali Thoy. Just like my kids love the Dali Thoy, my husband loves this Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung. He just loves the sweet, sour and spicy flavor all in one bite.

What is Sabut Moong / Mung Bean –


Mung Bean also known as Green gram or Moong dal is a member of the legume family. The mung bean is mainly cultivated in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Korea, South Asia and Southeast Asia. We can find the Moong as whole green moong or as broken / split green moong or as dehusked yellow lentil.

Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung

Sabut Moong dal / Whole Mung is one of my favorite to cook with. It is easy to cook compared to many other whole lentil and also it is very flavorful. I use it as one of my lentil when making Adai. Also sprouted Moong is so healthy and it can be used in salad or making a quick Moong Sprout curry. If you are looking to make a salad with the whole moong, then this traditional Pachai payaru Sundal is the best one. My favorite is the sweet version of the Whole Moong Sundal and I make it for the Navaratri Festival.

This Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung is without onion or garlic and can be classified as a Jain food. I love making recipes like this as I can make it during festival and fasting days as well. Also there is not a drop of oil or ghee used when making the dal. Based on our preference, we can drizzle the cooked dal with ghee at the end or we can totally skip it. This was our weekend lunch and I served it along with Aloo Kasuri Methi and rice.

Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung

Preparation time – 10 minutess plus an hour to soak the Mung bean
Cooking time – 30 minutes
Difficulty level – easy
Recipe adapted from – Maayeka

Ingredients to make Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung – Serves 4

  • Whole green gram dhal / moong dhal  /muzhu payiru – 1 cup
  • Ginger (grated) – 1 tsp
  • Green chilies (chopped) – 2
  • Sugar – 4 tbsp
  • Mango powder – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Asafetida – ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder – ½ -1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Ghee/clarified butter – 1 -2 tbsp
  • Fresh cilantro – few

Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung

Procedure to make Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung –

  • Wash the dhal well and soak in water for about an hour.
  • Pressure cook the dhal with enough water until soft and mushy. Once the dhal is cooked, mash it well with a masher or a flat spoon. I used my Instant pot to cook my dhal. I set it on manual mode for about 15 minutes and it worked perfect. If using pressure cooker, cook it for 4 to 5 whistles.

Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung

  • Add enough water to bring it to the desired consistency. Now add all the other ingredients except the ghee and the cilantro and mix well.

Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung

  • Cook on medium heat for about 10 mins and then simmer for 15 more mins, stirring frequently in between. Since I made it on IP, I just turned t on saute mode and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the ghee and cilantro. Mix well and serve hot with rice or roti’s.

Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung

Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung
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Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung

Nothing can be better than this Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung, for weekend brunch or lunch. It is filled with flavors and works great with rice or roti.

Course dal, Lunch Recipes, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword dal, jain food, Lentil, moong dal, mung dal, no onion no garlic recipe, Side dish, subzi, whole moong
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Soaking time 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • Whole green gram dhal / moong dhal  /muzhu payiru – 1 cup
  • Ginger grated – 1 tsp
  • Green chilies chopped – 2
  • Sugar – 4 tbsp
  • Mango powder – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Asafetida – ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder – ½ -1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Ghee/clarified butter – 1 -2 tbsp
  • Fresh cilantro – few

Instructions

  1. Wash the dhal well and soak in water for about an hour.
  2. Pressure cook the dhal with enough water until soft and mushy. Once the dhal is cooked, mash it well with a masher or a flat spoon. I used my Instant pot to cook my dhal. I set it on manual mode for about 15 minutes and it worked perfect. If using pressure cooker, cook it for 4 to 5 whistles.
  3. Add enough water to bring it to the desired consistency. Now add all the other ingredients except the ghee and the cilantro and mix well.
  4. Cook on medium heat for about 10 mins and then simmer for 15 more mins, stirring frequently in between. Since I made it on IP, I just turned t on saute mode and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and add the ghee and cilantro. Mix well and serve hot with rice or roti’s.

10 thoughts on “Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung

  1. A comforting and wholesome dal. I didn’t realize the recipe uses 1/4 cup sugar though it is called a meetha dal. I am sure my daughter who loves moong would enjoy this. I will try this for her.

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