Seduce Your Tastebuds

Seduce Your Tastebuds

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Tomato Moong Noodles

I casually opened the announcement of My Legume Love Affair -23 hosted by Susan of The well seasoned cook and logo caught my eyes straight away.It was a click of Moong Noodles!
Why was I so excited to see the Moong noodles you wonder,don't you!

I love moong noodles after being introduced to it in a Hot pot restaurant.I had been experimenting a few Indian versions with these moong noodles and this particular recipe was a hit wit my family.So sending this recipe to Susan for her lovely event.

This is Moong noodles.When cooked it turns soft and transparent with a silky texture.

I used:

Moong noodles-2 blocks
Garlic-2 pods,grated
Turmeric Powder-a pinch
Red chillies-2
Curry Leaves-a few
Mustard-1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1/2 a teaspoon
Black sesame seeds-1 teaspoon ,toasted, to garnish
Salt to taste
Oil-1 teaspoon

1.Boil water in a pan and put in the noodles.Switch off flame.Cover and keep aside.[This is according to the instructions on the pack.Sometimes I microwave the noodles in water for 5 minutes or till done.].

2.Once the noodles are soft,drain and keep aside.

3.Heat oil in a pan and put in the mustard,cumin seeds,curry leaves and red chillies.

4.When the seasonings splutter put in onion,garlic and saute till translucent.

5.Put in tomato,turmeric powder,salt,mix well and cook till tomato is soft.

6.Add the cooked noodles and stir to mix.

7.Reduce the flame and cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Serve garnished with black sesame seeds.


  • Some brands of moong noodles cook very fast hence keep checking often,else the noodles kinda 'melt' into the water.
  • You can also use garam masala for a different taste.
  • Garnish with roasted and crushed groundnuts give a wonderful crunch to the dish.
Bon Appetit...


  1. Looks tempting, never tried mung noodles....

  2. Sounds lovely PJ, I have never cooked with moong noodles or even actually had it before. So, wonderful introduction to this amazing looking noodles.

  3. Heard abt these type of noodles for the first time but looks beautiful and delicious...

  4. Mmmm,interesting noodles. Never tried this,although seen in stores.Love to try this after seeing ur recipe.

  5. Wow thats an interesting dish with moong noodles, awesome!

  6. மிகவும் வித்தியசமான குறிப்பு...இதுவரை moong noodles வைத்து ட்ரை செய்ததில்லை...இது எந்த கடைகளில் கிடைக்கும்...

  7. LOL! We must have had the same dream one night recently, PJ!

    I'm so glad you are featuring moong noodles in your MLLA. This is just the sort of recipe I was hoping to attract, as much as I love good old pulses. Delish dish! Thanks for your contribution.

  8. Thanks for the wonderful comments girls..

    Geetha,I live in China and it is available here in all the shops.Maybe you can try some Asian store..

    Susan,I had kept this post in drafts for a long time and didn't think it was worth putting up on the blog till I saw ur announcement :)

  9. Never heard of Moong Noodles..looks delicious..


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