January 5, 2015

Gajar moong dal stir fry recipe - Mugachi dal gajar bhaji - How to make carrot split green gram stir fry

Gajar moong dal stir fry recipe - A healthy and delicious side dish for a quick meal. Soft cooked split green grams with slightly crunchy carrot which is garnished with fresh coconut and  coriander leaves, is a nice accompaniment for rotis and rice with curry. Very simple, healthy and easy stir fry that can be prepared within few minutes. It tastes like usali as it contains ample amount of husked split green grams.

Gajar Moong Dal Stir Fry

Preparation time 10 minutes
Soaking time 2 hours
Cooking time 15 minutes
Serves 2

  • 1 cup husked split green gram / moong dal
  • 1 large carrot / gajar, peeled, grated
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro / fresh corianders
  • Salt to taste

For the tempering
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumins / jeera
  • A generous pinch of asafoetida / hing
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 10 - 12 broken red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder


1.  Wash and soak the split green grams for 2 hours. Drain the water and keep aside.  Wash and peel the carrot, grate and keep aside.

2.  Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds start spluttering, add the cumins and asafoetida. Immediately, add the green chillies and saute for a while, add the red chillies and saute for few seconds, add the curry leaves and saute for few seconds, add the chilli powder and turmeric powder.

3.  Stir to combine, add the moong dal and and stir to combine.

4.  Add the grated carrot and mix well. Cook covered till the split green grams turn soft. Remove the lid and stir in between to prevent it from burning. Sprinkle water if  it is too dry.

5.  Add the grated coconut and saute for few seconds.

6.  When it is done, remove from the heat, add chopped fresh corianders. Serve hot.


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