Yellow Moong Dal & Greens (Keerai Masiyal)

Keerai Masiyal, a traditional South Indian dish made with greens, ginger and chillies.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course curry, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • ¼ to ½ cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • Greens like Radish Greens Cauliflower Greens, Kohl Greens.
  • Few Curry leaves
  • 1 piece Ginger
  • 2 nos. Green Chillies
  • 2 Tablespoon Coconut
  • Salt as required
  • 1 teaspoon Hing
  • 1 Lemon
  • Roasted urdal dal and mustard


  • Soak 1/4 -1/2 cup yellow mung dal for 30 mins.
  • Chop lots of greens - Radish Greens, cauliflower greens, kohl rabi and greens kale.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of water to a hot pan and the soaked lentils.
  • Add greens with stems, chopped curry leaves with some salt and hing.
  • While it cooking add finely diced ginger and green chilies.
  • Finally add roasted Urad dal and mustard seeds.
  • Squeeze juice of 1 lime.
  • Sauté for only 2-4 mins.
  • Garnish with grated coconut.


Serve as a snack or salad or with Rasam & Rice!!!
Great snack filled with proteins and greens!!!
Tastes delicious! Make often!!! Enjoy!!!
Keyword Keerai Masiyal, Healthy, protien filled, easy recipe

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