Green Moong Dal Biryani With Vegetables

Archana Doshi
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Green Moong Dal Biryani With Vegetables

The Green Moong Dal Biryani With Vegetables, is a combination that is wholesome and yet packed with spices, flavours, and taste. I came up with this Biryani Recipe when I was packing the kids lunch boxes and then I realised wanted to include more protein in their diet. Instead of rice with vegetables, I decided to add the green moong to it and spicing it up. Combining Whole Green Moong along with rice, spices and nuts was one of the best dishes I have savoured in my lifetime.

Green Moong Dal Biryani With Vegetables makes a great wholesome one dish meal along with Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Pulao Recipes such as

  1. Beetroot Rice Recipe
  2. Spinach Rice Recipe
  3. Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani Recipe


Cuisine: Indian
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

60 M


2 to 3 Servings


  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1/4 cup Green Moong Dal (Whole) , soaked for 5-6 hours or overnight
  • 2 Carrots (Gajjar) , finely chopped
  • 10 to 12 Green beans (French Beans) , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 Tomatoes , finely chopped or pureed
  • 1 Onion , roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom (Elaichi) Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) seeds
  • 3 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Green Moong Dal Biryani With Vegetables

  1. To begin making Green Moong Dal Biryani With Vegetables, soak the green moong beans for 5 to 6 hours or overnight. Wash and soak the rice in 2 cups of water for about an hour. Drain the water and keep aside.

  2. Place the vegetables in a steamer, sprinkle salt and steam until cooked through.

  3. Make a paste of the onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies in a small blender jar. Keep aside.

  4. Heat ghee in a large saucepan on medium heat; add the cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Stir in the ginger, garlic onion paste and saute on medium heat until the paste changes color and begin to get a sweet smell.

  5. Stir in the tomato puree, spice powders and turmeric powder. Sauté the above mixture until the tomatoes have cooked through. Stir in the rice, soaked green moong and salt along with 2-1/2 cups of water.

  6. Allow the Moong Biryani Mixture to come to a boil and then turn the heat to low. Cover the pan and simmer to cook the Moong Biryani for about 30 minutes or more minutes until the rice and green gram has been fully cooked and all the water has been absorbed.

  7. Turn off the heat and let the Moong Biryani rest for 10 minutes before you can open to stir. Gently stir in the steamed vegetables, chopped coriander leaves and serve warm.

  8. Green Moong Dal Biryani With Vegetables makes a great wholesome one dish meal along with Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita.

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