Yellow Moong Dal

This plain Moong Dal recipe is simple but tasty and healthy as is rich in protein. It is one of comfort food prepared from yellow split lentil (green split gram without skin) and few spices, garnished with coriander leaves. It is best served with plain steaming hot rice.

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Serves 2-4

  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 1 tbsp garlic-ginger paste
  • ΒΌ tsp turmeric
  • 1 dry red chili
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 3-4 cups water
  • Prep. Time: 10 min.
  • Cook Time: 20 min.

How to Make Moong Dal:

  1. Wash and soak dal in the water for 1h.
  2. Cook the dal in a pressure cooker with salt and turmeric in 2-3 cups of water.
  3. Heat the oil in the pan. Add cumin seeds, dry red chli, bay leaf and garlic-ginger paste. Stir fry on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked dal and cook on low heat till all ingredients blend well. Add some water if the consistency of dal is to thick.
  5. Add 1-2 tbsp of butter.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with white rice.

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