Whole moong sundal - Gugri
Mung bean - Mugachi Usal

How to make whole moong sundal / Mung bean sundal / Mugachi usal, With step by step written instructions.

This sundal/usal is made with a quick cooking method. This is unsprouted whole moong recipe. Sprouting takes time. So I use this method when I want to cook whole moong gugri fast.

Sundal / gugri is usually made during Navaratri/ Dasara festival. It is also made during other festivals to offer to the deity as naivedya and to distribute as Prasad. You can make this when you do not have any vegetables to cook as a side dish.

How to make whole moong sundal / Mung bean sundal - gugri / Mugachi usal

Main ingredients for whole moong sundal - gugri / Mung bean sundal / Mugachi usal

  • Whole moong / green gram / mung bean - 1 cup
  • Fresh grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Peanut/groundnut (optional) - 1 tbsp
  • Water - 1 cup

Tempering ingredients

  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard  / rai seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin  / jeera seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Dry red chilies - 2 or 3, more or less according to taste
  • Curry leaves - 4-5
  • Asafotida / hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric / haldi powder - 1/4 tsp
whole green gram, moong, mung beans
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Step by step instructions to make whole moong sundal - usal

Step 1

Take whole moong and peanuts in a bowl and wash 2-3 times.

Add 1 cup water and cook in pressure cooker for one whistle.

When cooker cools down naturally, we have boiled whole moong ready to make sundal/ gugri/ usal.

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Step 2

Heat oil in a pan or kadai. Add mustard and cumin seeds.

When the seeds stop spluttering, add chilis and urad dal. Saute till the urad dal turns slightly brown.

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Step 3

To the cooked moong bean and peanut bowl, add fresh coconut, salt and jaggery powder.

Step 4

Add the cooked moong bean mixture to the tempering in the pan.

Add one or two tablespoons of water in the mixture if it looks too dry. Mix well.

Step 5

Cover and cook the mixture for 5 minutes. Stir once in between.

Step 6

After 5 minutes, our whole moong gugri  sundal usal is ready. Keep it covered till serving time.

Tips and variations for whole moong sundal

You may serve this hot or at room temperature. This keeps well in the fridge for 4-5 days. So you may make this in advance and serve when you want.

This also freezes well and just thaw and reheat before serving.

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