Mung Daal With Courgettes And Peas

Yellow Mung Daal – one cup full or handful or more. Soak in hot water for 30 minutes


  • Oil 1-2 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4tspn
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4tspn
  • Green chillies chopped – optional
  • Fresh ginger chopped 1/2tspn
  • Garlic chopped – 1/2tspn
  • Fresh turmeric chopped 1/2tspn (optional)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2tspn to 1 tspn
  • Spring onion chopped – one
  • Courgettes chopped in cubes – half or one courgette
  • Peas – one cup full
  • Cooked rice – 1 tablespoon (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice – 1 tspn (optional)
  • Chopped coriander to garnish


  • Heat oil to quite hot
  • Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and chopped chillies
  • Then add ginger, garlic, fresh turmeric
  • The add spring onions and cook for a few minutes

  • Then add turmeric powder and cook for a further 2-3 minutes
  • Add the soaked yellow mung daal. Stir and cook for 5-6 minutes

  • Add all the vegetables – courgettes and peas.
  • Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Keep stirring occasionally.

  • Cook until the courgettes are soft and well cooked.
  • Add salt and lemon juice.
  • Optional – Add 1 tablespoon cooked rice if you want to. It tastes really good
  • Add chopped coriander as a garnish

  • This can be had as a standalone main meal.
  • You can also enjoy this vegetarian recipe with a bowl of hot vegetable soup or the Indian tomato soup.

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