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Mung Dal with Beet Greens

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dal
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Author: Vaishali


  • 3/4 cup mung lentils , cooked until tender
  • 1 tbsp canola or other vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 small onion , finely diced
  • 2 tomatoes , diced
  • Greens from 3 beets , chopped


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the mustard and when it sputters, add the onions and saute for a few minutes until the onions turn translucent.
  • Add the ginger and garlic and saute another minute.
  • Add the coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric and stir to coat with oil.
  • Add the tomatoes and beet greens. Cook until the beet greens have wilted and the tomatoes are breaking down.
  • Add the cooked mung dal and stir together, adding some water if the curry is too thick. Add salt to taste.
  • Serve hot!