Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hesaru Kalu Thovve (Green gram dal)

This is a healthy, nutrition packed & easy to cook dal for all those people who plan to reduce weight & become fit. I would not be wrong in saying that most of us have made big plans of reducing weight atleast this year :-p So, this one is for all of us indeed. This dal goes well with both rice and chapathi.

1 cup green gram/hesaru kalu/ hara moong
1 medium sized onion
½ tsp grated ginger
½ tsp garlic paste (optional)
2-3 green chillies chopped
½ tsp cumin seeds/jeera
A generous pinch of turmeric
Salt according to taste
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp lemon juice
Coriander leaves, a few for garnishing

  • Soak the green gram in water for 1-2 hours.
  • Pressure cook the green gram until completely soft (may be 3-4 whistles). Allow it to cool.
  • Heat a broad kadai, add oil. When oil is hot, add jeera. When jeera turns golden brown add, ginger.
  • Fry ginger until the raw smell disappears. Add green chilli & sauté for 30 secs.
  • Add onions & sauté till onion becomes translucent.
  • Mash the cooked green gram. Add the mashed green gram, turmeric, salt & boil on low flame.
  • Turn off the flame & then add lemon juice, mix well.
  • Garnish with cilantro/coriander leaves. Serve it hot with roti or rice.
This is my entry for My Legume Love Affair, started by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook. Also this goes to Srivalli's My Legume Love Affair-7th helping.


  1. Thats a lovely dish..thanks for sending it across!

  2. I tried this today & my husband liked it. I am new to cooking. Thanks for your simple recipes.

    Best Regards,



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