Moong Dal

Moong Dal - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
Weekend's here...and after an entire 5 day schedule at work , was super lazy to cook anything elaborate._x000D_ Hence dished up my all time, any time favourite - Dal & Chawal (Peas Pulav)_x000D_ Had a dubba full of spicy boondis lying around, so made the raita as well to go along with it._x000D_ Yummy in my tummy.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian, North Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 2


  • 1 cup Moong Dal
  • 1 Onion medium sized, finely chopped
  • small Tomato ripe
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 leaves Coriander for garnish
  • 1 leaves Kasuri Methi or fenugreek dry fenugreek
  • 2 tbsp red chili powder adjust as per your spice levels
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 Green Chillies sliced


  • Ensure that you have all the ingredients at hand .
    Moong Dal - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • This dish doesnt require much of prep work. So once the dal is ready everything gets cooked in a jiffy
  • 1.Boil the moong dal in water for 10-15min on low flame until half cooked_x000D_ 2. Heat some oil in a pan, add the mustard & jeera seeds and let them splutter (you may also add ghee to get in the desi tadka flavor, instead of oil)_x000D_ 3. Add the sliced onions & green chillies, and saute until the onions are translucent_x000D_ 4. Add the sliced tomato and cook until they turn into a pulp & the oil starts to separate_x000D_ 5. Add the pre-boiled moong daal & stir_x000D_ 6. Now add all the dry spice powders except garam masala and the dal stock to adjust the gravy consistency._x000D_ 7. Add the kasuri methi, salt and cook with a closed lid on a low flame. Let it simmer for 5mins_x000D_ 8. Add garam masala. Stir well and adjust the spice/salt level if necessary
    Moong Dal - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 9. Sprinkle coriander leaves and serve hot with Rice/Rotis.
    Moong Dal - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
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