Methi Moong Dal Sabzi

Moong Dal Methi Sabzi – a simple, nutritious, everyday kind of sabzi.

There are some days when you want to have simple food like dal chawal or simple roti sabzi, especially when you are back from a vacation or if you have been eating too much of outside food. Moong Dal Methi Sabzi is a sabzi for one of those days .

Moong Dal Methi Sabzi is a simple yet nutritious and tasty sabzi made with split green gram and fenugreek leaves. Here’s the recipe.


1 cup Moong dal (split green gram)         
2 cups Chopped methi leaves (fenugreek leaves)
1 onion
2 to 3 cloves garlic
3 to 4 curry leaves
2 green chillies (broken into large pieces)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp oil
2 tbsp fresh coconut (grated)
Salt as per taste

Moong Dal Methi Sabzi


  • Wash and soak moong dal in water for 3 to 4 hours. Drain and keep aside. 
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds.
  • When the seed starts crackling, add the curry leaves, chopped garlic, green chillies and saute for a minute. 
  • Add the chopped onion and saute till it changes colour.
  • Now add the soaked moong dal and  saute.
  • Cook covered for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the chopped methi leaves, salt  and mix.
  • Let it cook for 5 to 8 minutes. 
  • Add grated fresh coconut. Mix it well. 
  • Allow it to cook on slow flame for a minute. 
  • Serve hot with rotis.


Do have a look at the following sabzi recipes:

Papdi Aloo Sabzi, Drumstick Curry, Chana Dal Palak Sabzi, Barik Methi Aloo Sabzi and Aloo Sabzi. 

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