Moong Dal

Commonly known as “dhuli moong”, these are yellow split beans. They are originally found as whole green beans but once these are split and the skin removed it appears yellow. These yellow split moong beans are extremely easy to cook, need no soaking and are easy to digest. Generally used for khichdi, it may also be cooked as a dal.

Minced Meat

Also called Keema. It can be made from Meat of lamb, goat or beef.

Mint Leaves

Mint is a herb having refreshing flavor and are available in many varieties. The most common one is spearmint. It is used to flavor savory dishes and for making sauces. Available as fresh or dried leaves. Store fresh mint wrapped paper towel inside a freezer bag.


Mangoes are sweet oval shaped juicy tropical fruit bright yellow/red colored. Green mangoes are unripe and are sour in taste.


Mushrooms are mild flavored cultivated. White mushroom with their caps still closed are the most popular variety. Available in many varieties like button, chanterelle, Chinese black, cremini, oyster etc. Never store mushrooms in plastic bags . Store in refrigerator wrapped in paper towel. To clean mushrooms wipe with a damp paper towel or mushroom brush. For thorough cleaning dip in cold water briefly and wipe with paper towel.

Mustard Oil

Oil made out of mustard seeds. It has a strong odor. Mustard oil is very much used in cooking Indian food which are very spicy. Any Indian dish which has mustard as an Ingredient should be using this oil for cooking.


Rich, creamy dressing made with egg yolks, vegetable oil, mustard, and vinegar or lemon juice. It has multiple uses-as a condiment, as a seasoning ingredient, and as a thickener.