Recipe: Moong Dal Tadka

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Moong Dal Tadka

North indian, Mains

Moong dal
156 calories/serving
30 mins
Moong dal tadka is a popukar comfort dish made with moong/ gram lentil, onions, tomatoes and a range of aromatic amd whole spices. The simplicity and rich taste of this dal is what wins your heart!

Recipe by:

Hebbars Kitchen


1. Firstly in a cooker heat 2 tbsp oil and saute ½ onion.

2. Also saute 1 inch ginger and 1 green chilli.

3. Additionally saute 1 tomato till it turns soft and mushy.

4. Add in ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp salt and saute.

5. Now add ¾ cup washed moong-dal and 3 cup water. mix well making sure everything is combined well. cover and pressure cook on medium flame for 1-2 whistles.

6. Open and check the dal once pressure is released. do not mash.

7. Now prepare the tadka and pour the tempering over dal along with 2 tbsp coriander leaves and 1 tbsp lemon juice.

8. Finally, mix the moong-dal tadka and serve with hot rice / roti.


1. Firstly, do not over cook moong-dal as it turns to be paste.

2. Also, prepare the tadka / tempering on low flame, else there are chances for spices to burn.

3. Additionally, you can add aamchur / dry mango powder if you do not have lemon.

4. Finally, prepare and pour the tempering over dal just before serving moong dal tadka.

5. This recipe serves 4 people.

By Hebbars Kitchen