Moong Dal Recipe

Moong Dal Recipe
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We do not need some great recipe to know a cook's expertise but a simple dal would be enough to gauge it like the moong dal. The correct proportion of water and dal is the pre-requisite of making it to get the desired consistency. You do not need to go shopping for preparing this easy dish as it only requires moong dal, tomatoes, ginger, chilly, cumin seeds, ghee and of course salt.
Moong Dal Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Rating 8.7 / 10 (32 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1/2 cup Moong Dal
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
  • 1 Ginger Flake (chopped)
  • 4 Green Chillies (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Jeera
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste
How to make Moong Dal:
  • Wash dal properly and pressure cook it in water.
  • Add more water, if necessary, to prevent drying out.
  • Remove the cooker from the flame after 2 whistles.
  • Heat the ghee in a frying pan and add jeera.
  • Fry it for a minute on medium heat.
  • Mix green chillies and ginger. Fry again for about 2 minutes.
  • Add onions now and fry them till they turn light brown.
  • Now add tomatoes and fry for about 10 minutes.
  • Put salt and coriander leaves.
  • Mix well and fry for a minute.
  • Mix the prepared gravy into cooked dal.
  • Put it in pressure cooker and cook again for 1 whistle.
  • Moong dal is ready.
  • Serve with chapatis or plain rice.

Reviews and Ratings:
Doris posted 26/01/2013
My comment is a question. In the directions 1 or 2 whistles is mentioned for the pressure cooker. What does that mean?
FoodLoverFromSouth posted 02/03/2012
I lived in North India for a long time and I know how a good moog dal should look and taste like. This is the recipe I have been looking for. In my very first attempt I could get the taste and look. EXCELLENT. Keep up the good work and thanks.
M. bax posted 17/01/2012
What GRAVY are we talking about?