mooga saaru

moong curry

This mooga saaru is an easy to make, simple, tasty, wholesome saaru made of full moong. I guess most people would know about this saaru but I thought of posting it anyways as I love it and make it very often. The lovely aroma of garlic seasoned that goes into this dish makes me drool…



  • Moong (green gram) - 1 cup
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Red chillies - 2
  • Garlic - 6 to 7 medium pods crushed
  • Salt
  • Ghee/Oil - for seasoning


  • Pressure cook the moong till it is soft and mushy.
  • Transfer the moong to a vessel, add salt and slit green chillies to it and let it cook for a while.
  • Heat some ghee or oil (or coconut oil), add the crushed garlic and fry it well. Add the red chillies and fry it well. Add this seasoning to the moong saaru and give it a boil.
  • Serve with rice and any sidedish…. yummy.

Preparation time: 20 minutes