Spicy Moong Burrito

Spicy Moong Burrito
Yields4 Servings
DifficultyBeginnerPrep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15 mins
 2 cups Whole Moongcooked (see method below)
 2 tsp Canola Cooking Oil
 ¼ cup Onionsmall diced
 ¼ cup Tomatosmall diced
 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
 1 tsp Cumin Powder
 Pinch of Turmeric
 2 tbsp Cilantrofinely chopped
 4 Whole Wheat Tortillas12” round, medium (~45g)
 ¼ cup Cheddar Cheesefat-free, shredded
Boiled Moong
 ¾ cup Moong Beans, uncooked
 3 cups Water
Method to Boil Moong

In a medium pot, over medium high heat, add water and moong. Bring moong and water to a rolling boil and immediately reduce the heat to the lowest setting.


Cover half way and let it cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until done.


Remove from heat and drain all the water. Set aside to cool.

Spicy Moong Burrito

In a medium skillet, over medium-low heat, add oil and sauté onions, tomatoes, cayenne pepper, cumin powder, and turmeric for 1 minute. Add boiled moong (see below) and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the cilantro to make the filling; divide into four equal parts.


In a large non-stick skillet, over medium heat, place the tortilla and spread one part of the burrito filling in the center of the tortilla; sprinkle cheese on top. Fold one long side over the top of the filling; now fold up two short ends of the tortilla to contain the burrito filling in the center and heat for 2 to 3 minutes.


Repeat step #2 with the remaining 3 portions of the burrito filling and 3 tortillas to make a total of 4 spicy moong burritos.


Enjoy with any chutney or salsa.

Chef's Tip:

To decrease the sodium content further, compare and choose a tortilla and/or cheese, respectively, with lower sodium content. You may also wish to choose corn tortillas which will have lower sodium content.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 163g

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 340Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g10%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 370mg16%
Potassium 74mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 52g18%
Dietary Fiber 9g36%
Sugars 4g
Protein 18g36%

Vitamin A 14%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 15%
Iron 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.