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Green Gram (Mung Bean) Cucumber Salad

Updated on March 14, 2020
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You can make salads in many ways with different vegetables and fruits. Mung beans and cucumber salad is one of the easy salads that need very little time to make. This salad has a cooling effect on your body. This is a delicious and healthy salad. This salad is called 'Hesaru Bele Kosumbari' in the Kannada language.

There are not many steps involved in making this salad. Normally people eat this salad at the beginning of the meal. You can also have this salad as an in-between meal snack. Don't serve it in large quantities at a time because it is filling. Serve 2-3 tablespoons salad per person.

Green Gram (Mung Bean) Cucumber Salad
Green Gram (Mung Bean) Cucumber Salad
5 stars for Green Gram (Mung bean) and Cucumber Salad
Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves four people


  • 1 cup mung beans or green gram, soaked in water for 3-4 hours
  • 1 cup cucumber, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut, grated
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 pinches hing/asafoetida powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon or less sugar, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, as per taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds, for the tempering
  • 1/2 teaspoon dehusked black gram split/urad dal, for the tempering
  • 8 curry leaves, for the tempering
  • 1 teaspoon ghee or oil, for the tempering
  • 1/4 teaspoon or less turmeric powder


1. Wash green gram (mung beans). Soak it in the water for 2-3 hours. Drain the water. Collect mung beans in a mixing bowl.

2. Add the finely chopped cucumber, grated coconut, pomegranate seeds, turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, sugar, salt, chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice, and chopped chilies. Mix well. Check for taste. Adjust accordingly.

3. Now, it's time for tempering the salad. Heat ghee or oil in a small pan. Throw-in mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add husked black lentil and curry leaves. Mix well. Saute until black lentil turns golden. Add the tempering to the salad. Mix it at the time of serving.

4. Green gram (mung bean) cucumber salad is ready to serve! Eat it anytime you desire. Enjoy! Store the leftover salad in the refrigerator. This salad remains fresh for a day in the refrigerator.

Photo Tutorial:

Step one: keep all the ingredients ready
Step one: keep all the ingredients ready
Step two: Add the ingredients to a mixing bowl. Also, add the tempering. Mix well.
Step two: Add the ingredients to a mixing bowl. Also, add the tempering. Mix well.
Step three: Green gram (mung bean) and cucumber salad is ready to eat!
Step three: Green gram (mung bean) and cucumber salad is ready to eat!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 20
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 6 g2%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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