May 22, 2015

Green Garlic & Moong Dal Stir Fry Recipe

When i was shopping in my supermarket. I found a bunch of veg looking just like spring onions, but the leaves are much thicker and denser. I asked the keeper what is it, and she told me it is green garlic. I have never seen them or used them in cooking before, So i picked a bunch of those. I decided to use them in a stir fry along with some moong dal so i can enjoy it with some spicy pulikulambu..It turned out to be pretty good..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Soaking Time : 1 hour
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 3 to 4


Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 1 cup

Green Garlic / Spring Garlic - 3 to 4 cups chopped
Dry Red Chillies - 2 to 3
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad Dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup


Soak moong dal for 1 hour.

Grind chillies and cumin in a blender till coarse. Set aside.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard and urad dal, let them sizzle for 30 sec.

Now add in green garlic and saute for a min.

Now add in chilli cumin mix, salt and toss well.

Add in drained dal and mix well.

Pour a splash of water, cover it and cook it on a low heat for 15 mins.

Now the green garlic and dal must be cooked.


These are the main ingredients

First wash your green garlic or spring garlic really well

Chop them roughly

Soak moong dal for 1 hour

Take dry red chilli and cumin seeds in a mixer

Crush them roughly

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in mustard seeds

add in urad dal

add in the chopped green garlic

saute them for a min

Add in the chilli and cumin mix

season with some salt

toss well

add in the drained soaked moong dal

mix well

pour in a splash of water

cover and cook on a very low heat for 15 mins.

now the dal is cooked



  1. Hello Aarthi,

    From the pic, i think the vegetable is called Onion Flower. In bangalore you can find this in many stores. I thought i would just let you know.

    I am a big fan of your blog. Have tried many recipes. i cant quite remember the recipes, bcoz its quite a lot :). keep up the good work .

  2. It is green onion Not green garlic


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