Hesaru bele saaru recipe | How to make hesarubele saaru | Mung dal rasam | Green gram dal rasam

By Latha on November 7th, 2016

hesaru bele saaru or mung dal rasam

Hesaru bele saaru or mung dal rasam recipe explained with step by step pictures. Hesaru bele saaru or mung dal rasam is prepared using green gram dal, coconut, green chili and lemon. Hesarubele saru or mung dal rasam is very tasty, healthy and goes very well with rice.

This Malnad style hesaru bele saaru or mung dal rasam is sour, a bit spicy, filled lemon flavour and a very good appetizer. Especially when you are down with cold and fever...this rasam is very soothing and comforting. I have few more recipes using green gram like green gram salad (hesaru bele kosambari), green gram dal payasa (hesaru bele payasa), green gram curry and green gram sprouts salad.

There is another upgraded version of this hesarubele saaru or mung dal rasam, which has tomato in it. Popular by name "bili saaru (white rasam), a very tasty rasam, which I will share with you all soon.

If you are looking for more rasam recipes then do check Doddapathre rasam, Udupi rasam, cowpea rasam and fenugreek seed rasam, upsaaru, Mango rasam, avarekalu saaru and sabsige soppu (dill leaves) rasam recipes.

Hesar bele saaru recipe

Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 1.5 litre

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/4 cup green gram dal or mung dal or hesarubele
  2. A big pinch of turmeric
  3. 1 - 2 green chili
  4. 1/2 cup grated coconut
  5. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  6. 4 tsp lemon juice (or as per your taste)
  7. Salt as per your taste
  8. 1.5 ltr of water

Ingredients for tempering:

  1. 1 red chili
  2. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  3. 1/4 tsp jeera or cumin seeds
  4. One big pinch hing or asafoetida
  5. 4 - 5 curry leaves (optional)
  6. 2 tsp cooking oil

Instructions for making hesaru bele saaru or mango rasam:

  1. Rinse and cook green gram dal until soft by adding required water, few drops of oil and a big pinch of turmeric. I cooked it by making 2 whistles.rinse and cook green gram dal for hesaru bele saaru or mung dal rasam
  2. Dal was half cooked after 2 whisltes. Add in slit green chili and cook until dal is soft and mushy. I cooked it by making 2 more whisltes.green chili for hesaru bele saaru or mung dal rasam
  3. Grind coconut and mustard seeds until smooth paste using a mixer grinder. You can also grind the green chili along with the coconut.coconut for hesaru bele saaru or mung dal rasam
  4. Add in ground coconut paste into the cooker, which has cooked green gram dal.ground coconut for hesaru bele saaru or mung dal rasam
  5. Add in salt and water. salt for hesaru bele saaru or mung dal rasam
  6. Bring it to boil and switch off the stove.boiling hesaru bele saaru or mung dal rasam
  7. Now add in lemon juice.lemon juice for hesaru bele saaru or mung dal rasam
  8. Temper it with oil, red chili, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida. Serve it with hot steaming rice.tempering hesaru bele saaru or mung dal rasam

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