5 from 6 votes
Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung
Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal | Sweet and Sour Whole Green Mung
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Soaking time
1 hr
Total Time
40 mins

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
Servings: 4 people
  • 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
  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.