Moong Bhaji (Green Gram Curry/Pesalu Koora)

Moong Bhaji or Pesalu Koora
Moong Bhaji or Pesalu Koora

This is a simple Moong bhaji that I make often to have with rotis. It is very easy to make, protein-rich, and is not calorie laden.


  1. Moong/Green Gram – 1 Cup
  2. Onion (optional) – 1 Medium
  3. Tomato – 1 Large
  4. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  5. Ginger Garlic Paste (optional) – 1/2 tsp
  6. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Turmeric – 1/8 tsp
  8. Oil – 2 tsp
  9. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  10. Curry Leaves – A few
  11. Salt to Taste


  1. Pressure cook the Moong with 2 Cups of water till it is completely mashable.
  2. Chop the tomato and onion finely.
  3. In a kadai/wok, heat the oil.
  4. Add the mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  5. Add the finely chopped onion and saute till it is transparent.
  6. Add the finely chopped tomato and saute till the tomato is completely cooked.
  7. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 minute.
  8. Add the turmeric,  red chilli, garam masala, and curry leaves powder.
  9. Mix well.
  10. With a heavy ladle, lightly mashed the cooked moong.
  11. Add the moong to the cooked onion and tomato.
  12. Mix well.
  13. Cook for 5 minutes.
  14. Serve hot with rotis.


  • I soak the moong for a couple of hours before cooking. This way it cooks faster.
  • You can omit the ginger-garlic paste and onions, but the bhaji tastes best if they are added.


I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Do leave me a comment.