Moong Dal | Split Mung Beans

Moong Dal is a healthy and light comfort food. Recipe is easy and simple. Enjoy it with phulkas, rice or as a soup.

Also try: Kaali Masoor Dal or Moong Dal Dalia Khichdi.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 25 mins.

Servings: 2-3


  1. Moong Dal Dhuli (Split & Skinned Mung Beans) – 1/2 cup
  2. Onion – 1 small (finely chopped)
  3. Tomato – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  4. Ginger – 1/2 inch (finely chopped)
  5. Green Chili – 1 (finely chopped)
  6. Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  7. Asafoetida – a large pinch
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  9. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 tsp
  12. Coriander Leaves – for garnishing
  13. Water – 2 cups
  14. Ghee (clarified butter) – 1 tbsp
  15. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Moong Dal:

  1. Rinse moong dal 4-5 times. Add it to a pressure cooker. Add turmeric powder, salt and water. Mix and close the lid
  2. Cook for 3-4 whistles on high flame or until cooked. Open once pressure is released. Do not mash it
  3. Meanwhile prepare the tadka. Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida. Let it splutter
  4. Add onions, green chilies and ginger. Cook till onions are golden brown
  5. Add tomatoes, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Cook till ghee starts to separate
  6. Add the tadka to cooked moong dal. Add garam masala powder and mix
  7. Your Moong Dal is ready. Garnish with some coriander leaves and serve.


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