Number of Servings: 4 (535 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 50 min.

This popular Indian comfort food is a thick stew packed with wonderful vegetables. It’s is traditionally served with papadums, although naan is also a tasty option if you can’t find papdums locally. Split yellow mung beans, which are also sold under the name moong dal, can be swapped with red lentils or yellow split peas if needed, though split peas will take longer to cook.


  • ½ cup split yellow mung beans
  • 4 cups warm water, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 dried red chili
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger, grated
  • 3 small potatoes, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 large carrot, cut into 1” pieces
  • ½ cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ cup rice
  • ⅓ cup frozen peas


  1. Toast the mung beans in a dry skillet over medium heat. When beans are light brown, move to a large bowl with half of the water.
  2. Into a medium, heavy-bottomed pan, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the bay leaf, cardamom pods, clove, cinnamon, cumin seeds and chili. Stir until the cumin seeds start to pop then add the grated ginger.
  3. Add the potato, carrots, cauliflower and turmeric. Stir, cooking for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the mung beans, water and salt. Cover the pot and cook until it starts to boil. Cook until the beans start to soften (3-4 minutes).
  5. Add the rice and two more cups of water to the pot. Cover and simmer on low, stirring as needed to prevent sticking, adding more water as needed to create a thick texture. Stir in the frozen peas after you’ve reached the desired texture, 5-10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 535 g

Amount per serving
Calories 350
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 48g
Protein 13g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 101.5mg 8%
Iron 4.3mg 20%
Potassium 1285mg 25%
Vitamin A 169.1mcg 20%
Vitamin C 81.2mg 90%
Vitamin E 0.9mg 6%
Vitamin K 30.5mcg 25%
Thiamin 0.5mg 40%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 6.2mg 40%
Vitamin B6 0.8mg 45%
Folate 239.9mcg 60%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.5mcg 6%
Chloride 42.5mg 2%
Pantothenate 1.9mg 40%
Phosphorus 286.6mg 25%
Iodine 0.1mcg 0%
Magnesium 137.4mg 35%
Zinc 2mg 20%
Selenium 8.9mcg 15%
Copper 0.6mg 70%
Manganese 2mg 90%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 5.7mcg 15%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Water, Small Potatoes, Cauliflower, Mung Beans, Organic Short Brown Rice, Carrots, Red Chili Pepper, Green Peas, Soybean Oil, Ginger, Salt, Ground Cloves, Ground Cinnamon, Turmeric, Cumin, Cardamom, Bay Leaf.

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