• Nupur Bhattacharya

Moong dal/Moong Dal recipe/How to make simple Moong Dal/Everyday Dal recipe without pressure cooker

Simple preparation with few ingredients and yet so flavorful! Let’s make easy Moong Dal or yellow lentil for everyday cooking!


Yield : 3-4 servings

Moong Dal (yellow lentil)...1/2 cup

Tomatoes (chopped)...1/2 cup

Coriander leaves... 1/2 cup

Ginger (roughly chopped)...1x1 inch piece

Green chillies...2 or to taste

Cumin seeds...1/2 tsp.

Fresh lime juice...1 tbsp.

Powdered black pepper...1/2 tsp.

Asafoetida or Hing...1/4 tsp.

Ghee...1 tsp.

Salt...to taste

  • This is an easy recipe with few ingredients, no onion, no garlic, and yet so flavorful!

  • Rinse the moong dal or yellow lentil thoroughly and add it to a pot

  • Add 3 cups of water

  • Add half a teaspoon of salt

  • Give it a stir and bring it up to a boil

  • Remove any white form that forms

  • Now set the heat to low and place the lid on

  • Cook till the lentils soften. This should take approximately 7 to 10 minutes

  • To a grinder jar add green chilies, ginger and coriander leaves

  • Grind to a coarse paste

  • Set a pan on medium heat and add approximately 1 tablespoon of oil

  • Add cumin seeds

  • Once the cumin seeds start to splutter add asafoetida or hing

  • Add chopped tomatoes, salt to taste and stir fry the tomatoes for approximately one minute

  • Add in the ginger-coriander-chilli paste and stirfry for one minute

  • Add in the boiled lentils

  • Add in fresh lime juice and powdered black pepper

  • Give it a stir, place the lid on and let it cook for two minutes

  • Add ghee and more salt if required


Hope you enjoyed this recipe! Do let me know!

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