Kale Moong Dal Chaat: A Vegan and Gluten-Free Choice at UVG

By UVGrill
January 26, 2023

At Urban Village Grill, we are proud to offer a variety of delicious and healthy options for our diners. One dish that is sure to please vegans and those with gluten sensitivities are our Kale Moong Dal Chaat. This dish is a perfect blend of flavors, textures, and nutrients, making it a perfect choice for a satisfying and guilt-free meal.

In this blog post, we’ll be delving into the history and origin of this dish and its nutritional benefits. So, keep reading to learn more about this delicious and healthy dish.

History & Origin

The history and origin of Kale Moong Dal Chaat trace back to the streets of India. Chaat, in general, is a popular street food and snack in India. It is often made with various ingredients, such as potatoes, chickpeas, yogurt, and chutneys. The word “chaat” derives from the Hindi word “chaatna.”

Over time, chaat evolved, and different regional variations emerged. Kale Moong Dal Chaat is a modern take on traditional chaat. It is a vegan and gluten-free version that uses Kale and Moong dal as the main ingredients. It’s a dish that combines the traditional flavors of chaat with the nutritional benefits of Kale and Moong dal. The dish is topped with a tangy and flavorful tamarind and date chutney and a sprinkle of chaat masala for added flavor. This dish is becoming more popular in recent years as more people are becoming conscious of their health and looking for alternative diet options.

Nutritional Benefits of Kale Moong Dal Chaat

Kale Moong Dal Chaat is a nutritious dish with various health benefits. The dish’s main ingredients are nutrient-dense foods popular for their health benefits.

Kale is a leafy green vegetable that is packed with nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins K, A, C, and B6. It also contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that are beneficial for overall health. Kale is also a good source of fiber and iron, aiding digestion and supporting healthy blood flow.

Moong Dal, also known as yellow lentils, is a good source of plant-based protein. Moong Dal is rich in folic acid, potassium, zinc, and iron which are essential for maintaining good health. They are also low in fat and fiber, making them an ideal food for weight loss.

The chutneys used in this dish also provide additional nutritional benefits. Tamarind and date chutney is a good sources of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.

How Kale Moong Dal Chaat is made in our restaurant

At Urban Village Grill, we take great care in preparing our Kale Moong Dal Chaat dish to ensure that it is not only delicious but also healthy.

Here is a brief overview of how we make the dish:

We prepare the moong dal, soaked overnight, and then boiled until it becomes soft and tender.

  1. Next, we prepare the kale by washing it thoroughly and then sautéing it in a pan with some spices.
  2. We then add the cooked moong dal to the sautéed kale and stir well to combine.
  3. While the Kale Moong Dal is cooking, we prepare the chutneys. We make tamarind and date chutney, and mint chutney. Both chutneys contain fresh ingredients such as tamarind, dates, mint leaves, and other spices.
  4. Once the Kale Moong Dal is ready, we transfer it to a serving plate and top it with the prepared chutneys and a sprinkle of chaat masala.
  5. We then serve it fresh and hot, garnished with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Our Kale Moong Dal Chaat dish is delicious and healthy, made with fresh and carefully selected ingredients.


It is a delicious and healthy dish for those looking for a satisfying and guilt-free meal. The dish is a modern take on traditional Indian street food, chaat, and vegan and gluten-free.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try our delicious Kale Moong Dal Chaat and other mouth-watering dishes that we have to offer. Visit Urban Village Grill today and experience the taste of authentic and healthy Indian street food!