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Moong Dal Upma

Thick porridge snack made from Green Gram

Serving 2-4 persons

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes



1 CupMung Dholli (Yellow)
1 CupMixed Vegetables (Green Peas, Carrots, Green Beans)
1 MediumFinely Chopped Onion
1 MediumDiced Fresh Tomatoes
1 TeaspoonGinger Paste
1 TablespoonGreen Chilli Finely Chopped
2 TablespoonsCooking Oil

Dry Spices

1 TeaspoonCumin Seeds
1 TeaspoonMustard Seeds
1 TeaspoonSesame Seeds
8 Curry Leaves
1 TeaspoonTurmeric Powder
1 TeaspoonCoriander Powder
1 TeaspoonSugar
1 TablespoonLemon Juice
Salt To Taste
2 TablespoonsFinely Chopped Coriander leaves



  1. Sock Mung Dal For 2 hours or overnight in 2 cups of water. Cook dal for 5 minutes in the same water. Check if dal is soft remove it from the flame. Discard if there is any water in the dal reserve it for latter.

  2. In a frying pan heat oil and add cumin seeds, sesame seeds, and mustard seeds.

  3. When they stars crackling add onions to it and fry them till they turn golden brown. Now add ginger paste and green chillies and fry them too.

  4. Now add washed diced mixed vegetables and cook them for 5 minutes at medium high flame. Now add Turmeric powder and coriander powder, salt and sugar to it. Add 2 table spoon of water reserved from the dal.

  5. Cook it for another 2 minutes and add Mung dal and lemon juice.

  6. Cook it for another 2 minutes.

  7. Garnish it with green coriander and serve it hot.

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