Monday, October 17, 2011

The Best Mung Dal

I haven't actually tried every mung dal out there, but I'm willing to bet I'd still rank this one pretty high if I had.  I first saw this recipe on the Post Punk Kitchen forum and decided to give it a try since I had all the ingredients on hand.  Since that night several months ago, I've been in mung dal heaven.

This recipe is simple and really, really satisfying.  You can adjust the spiciness level to your preferences, and add a good squeeze of lemon juice and cilantro for a fresh, flavorful taste.  I can't tell you how much I love this dish!  And so, even though it doesn't contain greens (rather, it contains green things), I'll introduce to you Mung Dal from Sonia at the Seven Spice blog.

I salivate just looking at this photo.

I don't have a pressure cooker, so when I make this soup, I soak the mung beans for 2-8 hours and then cook them until the texture indicated in the recipe.

Sorry for taking another break from my greens theme.  I just got home after traveling ALL day and decided to use a backup recipe.


  1. i've gotta get mung beans to make this happen! it looks too darn delicious not to!

  2. yum, amanda! welcome home. i hope your gran had a great bday.

  3. Welcome back! I am mmph on mung beans and I am glad you enjoyed yours!

  4. Ooh yes, that makes me very, very hungry too!

  5. I can't seem to find mung beans in my town. I see an excursion to Rainbow Co-Op in my near future. This looks like the perfect Autumn soup.

  6. Hi there, thanks for trying out this recipe. I'm so glad you liked it. It's our all-time favourite in our house. This mung dal recipe made my hubby convinced that how delicious + healthy it is! :-)

    Sorry, I tried to look around your site but didn't find your 'About' page here so don't know your name. :(