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Mixed pulses with Mustard greens and Arugula

Mixed pulses with mustard greens and arugula



Mixing pulses and dried beans with greens is a match meant to be 🙂 This recipe is the second offering in this combination using simple pulses with soft greens.

(Earlier offering was adzuki beans with chards)

Mustard greens and arugula both have a spicy profile among greens and go very well with mixed lentils. These greens are very quick to cook, a reason to use with 5 pulse mix. 

This 5 pulse mix is readily available in Indian stores. Any combination can be used to your liking. The pulses in this mix are – red lentils, split green moong, split black urad, yellow moong and toor dal. All these pulses cook reasonably quickly and need no soaking.

Everything in this dish is combination of 5 – 

Enjoy this dish as a dip with thick cut pita chips. Goes well with rice and roti. 

This dish is so simple to make, yet packs a punch of flavor just because of the 2 greens which bring in a superb peppery note. 

Mustard and Arugula greens with Pulses recipe


Mixed pulses with Mustard greens and Arugula

Mixing pulses and dried beans with greens is a match meant to be 🙂 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword arugula, mustard greens, pulses
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • Castiron Dutchoven pot
  • Skillet


  • 2 cups Mixed Pulses
  • 1 bunch Mustard Greens chopped
  • 1 bunch Arugula chopped

To Saute –

  • 1/2 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Tomato chopped
  • 4 Green Chillies chopped
  • 4 pods Garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro finely chopped

To Season –

  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Kalonji seeds optional
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp Big cumin 'badi jeera'
  • pinch Caraway seeds 'ajwain'
  • 2 tbsps Oil


  • Cook the pulses in a large dutchoven cast iron pot with lid  
  • Add the greens to the pulses when they are half done and wilt them for 2-3 minutes 
  • Saute the onions, tomato, green chillies and garlic in a separate skillet 
  • Add to the pulses and greens mix, season with salt
  • Season the spices in the oil and add to the pulses mixes 
  • Garnish with plenty of cilantro 
    Enjoy !
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