Recipe: Moong Dal

CooQ : Recipe: Moong Dal

Moong Dal

Indian, Mains

Green gram
139 calories/serving
30 mins
It is a good source of calcium, potassium, magnesium and of course, plant protien. Enjoy it with a delectable selection of spices!

Recipe by:

Hebbars Kitchen


green chilli
turmeric powder
red chilli powder
moong dal
cumin seed
dried kashmiri red chilli
kashmiri red chilli powder
garam masala
curry leaves
coriander leaves


1. Firstly in a cooker heat 2 tbsp oil and saute 1/2 finely chopped onion. also saute 1 inch finely chopped ginger and 1 slit green chilli.

2. Additionally, saute 1 finely chopped tomato till it turns soft and mushy.

3. Add in 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp salt and saute.

4. Now add 3/4 cup washed moong-dal and 3 cups water. mix well making sure everything is combined well.

5. Cover and pressure cook on medium flame for 1-2 whistles. open and check the dal once pressure is released. do not mash.

6. Now prepare the tadka by heating a pan with 1 tbsp ghee. then add 1 tsp cumin seeds. let them turn brown.

7. Then add 4 crushed garlic cloves, 1 inch julienned ginger, 1 dried kashmiri red chilli. let the rawness of ginger garlic go.

8. Additionally add 1/4 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp garam masala, a pinch of hing or asafoetida, few curry leaves.

9. Pour the tadka over dal along with 2 tbsp coriander leaves and 1 tbsp lemon juice.

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

By Hebbars Kitchen