Moong Dal is one of the most versatile types of dals. This pulse has been used in various recipes as an ingredient throughout the centuries. Cooking with it is fairly easy as its cooking time is low and only increases based on what ingredients are added. Mung beans are called as Moong Dal in India. Mung beans also know green gram or moong. In the Indian Cuisine, both the whole lentils and the split ones are used. The whole mung beans have a green color and when they are husks are removed, you see the yellow color of the beans.