Hesaru kaalu gojju recipe | How to make green gram curry | Mung bean curry | Hesaru kaalu recipe for chapathi

By Latha on November 2nd, 2016

hesaru kalu gojju or green gram curry recipe

Hesaru kaalu gojju or green gram curry recipe explained with step by step pictures. Hesaru kaalu gojju or green gram curry goes well with chapathi or roti. This is a very simple curry recipe prepared using green gram or mung bean and is very tasty also. You can serve this hesaru kaalu gojju or green gram curry with jowar roti (jolada rotti) or chapathi.

I have used "pav bhaji" masala powder in this curry, which you can also replace with garam masala powder. If you do not have either pav bhaji masala or garam masala, then you can substitute it with rasam powder or sambar powder or vangi bath powder depending on your taste.

Green gram or green gram dal is very healthy. I have one healthy salad or kosambari recipe prepared using mung dal or hesaru bele on this website. Also I have explained hesarukalu usli or sundal and how to make green gram sprouts and a green gram sprouts salad, which I feel you should not miss. I learnt this curry recipe from my mother-in-law. She uses garam masala and red chili powder but I felt it tastes better with pav bhaji masala powder.

If you are looking for more curry recipes for chapathi or rotti then do check my Zunka vadi, menthe palle or methi dal, ennegayi or stuffed brinjal, mixed veg curry, gorikayi kara or cluster beans curry, mixed veg sagu and bitter gourd curry recipes.

I have made a quick video on this recipe, which I have embedded it below. Kindly have a look!

Hesaru kaalu curry recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 3

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/2 cup hesaru kaalu or mung bean or green gram
  2. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  3. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds or jeera
  4. 2 - 4 cloves garlic finely chopped or 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  5. 1 - 2 green chili
  6. 4 - 5 curry leaves
  7. 1 big onion chopped
  8. 2 tomatoes chopped
  9. 2 pinch of turmeric powder
  10. 1 tsp pav bhaji masala or 1/2 tsp garam masala
  11. 1/2 tsp red chili powder (add only if masala powder doesn't contain red chili)
  12. 1 tsp jaggery (optional, I didn't use)
  13. 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  14. 2 tbsp cooking oil
  15. Salt as per your taste

Instructions for making Hesaru kaalu or green gram curry:

  1. Rinse and pressure cook hesaru kaalu or green gram until soft by adding a pinch of turmeric powder, little salt and required water. You can soak them for 4 - 5 hours for fast cooking. Or you can even use green gram sprouts.cooking green gram for hesaru kaalu gojju or mung bean curry
  2. Now in a deep frying pan prepare tempering using 2 tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp mustard and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds. tempering for hesaru kaalu gojju or green gram curry
  3. When the mustard seed splutters add in slit green chili, 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste (or finely chopped garlic), curry leaves, finely chopped onion, pinch of turmeric powder and fry until onions are soft.onion for hesaru kaalu gojju or green gram curry
  4. Add in chopped tomato and salt. Fry until tomatoes are soft.tomato for hesaru kaalu gojju or green gram curry
  5. Add in cooked green gram or mung beans along with the cooked water and give a quick mix.cooked green gram for hesaru kaalu gojju or green gram curry
  6. Add in pav bhaji or garam masala powder. Please note I didn't add extra red chili powder as my pav bhaji masala has red chili in it. If you want to add jaggery add it now. Adjust the salt and add the water as per your desired consistency.masala powder for hesaru kaalu gojju or green gram curry
  7. Mix well and bring it to boil. add in chopped coriander leaves and switch off the stove. Serve it with chapathi or roti.coriander leaves for hesaru kaalu gojju or green gram curry

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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