Monday, September 7, 2015

Gujarati Mag / Moong Beans Gujju style

While eating Gujarati Thali , if you have ever observed they have a Daal, a Kadhi, one kathod, one Aaloo sabzi, one seasonal veggie, some snacks, one or two sweets in the Thali. I have already posted Daal and Kadhi, Moong is a kathod and this is what I made for the Gujju Thali .  

Most of the Gujju homes make Moong beans every Wednesday. Some people fast too, but Moong beans are very popular and it is considered very auspicious. Well it is not only the Gujju's but even in our family the menu must have these whole Moong beans on a Wednesday, though there is variety in preparing them but for today it is the Gujarati mag.

Gujrati Mag
Serves : 2-3
Recipe Source : Gujrati Friends


1/2 cup moong
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 clove
A small piece cinnamon
1-2 green chilly, finely chopped
A small piece ginger , finely chopped
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp rajwadi garam masala
1 tsp lemon juice
A small piece jaggery.

Wash and soak the moong for 2-3 hours.
Boil the moong with salt and turmeric.
You could boil them in a pot or pressure cook.
Heat oil and ghee.
Add mustard seeds, let crackle.
Add clove, cinnamon, asafoetida.
Immediately add green chilly and ginger.
Add the boiled moong, the dry spices and about half a cup of water.
Let boil.
Add jaggery and lemon juice.
Let boil, the moong should not have too much gravy , neither they should be dry.
They have to be soft and with light gravy.
Temper with red chilly.

These Mag are a part of The Gujarati Thali.

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  1. We never cook dal with whole moong. I have some at home & will dal sometime

  2. I have come to expect not anything lesser than this. :) Such a lovely, comforting thali.

  3. Gujju style moong looks delicious.

  4. Never cook gravy with whole moong dal.. Interesting..

  5. i love to have this as is.. a colleague used to bring this at work...

  6. rajwadi garam masala...that is new...the picture has come out beautifully here

  7. I do remember making with whole moong, good one..

  8. That is a simple and comforting dal Vaishali. So delicious.

  9. What a combo of ingredients- looks so flavorful

  10. Looks delicious and that tadka on top is making it irresistible!