Moong Dal Recipe

Lentils and gram form an integral part of Indian cuisine. Dal is prepared in various ways; the style of preparation of dal differs from one place to another. You can make dal from green gram, pigeon peas, split green gram, black gram etc. Every Dal is delicious and at the same time great for health. Let us now learn to prepare Moong Dal.


  • Half a cup slit green gram (Moong Dal) soaked for half an hour.

  • Tomato – 1.

  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon.

  • Chilli powder – ½ teaspoon..

  • Coriander leaves as per taste

  • 1 green chilly.

  • Salt as required.

Ingredients required for seasoning:

  • Garlic flakes.

  • Oil as per taste.

  • Half teaspoon cumin seeds.

  • 6-7 curry leaves.

Method of cooking:

  • Pressure cook the soaked green gram along with 2 glasses of water.

  • Add the tomato, green chilli and coriander leaves.

  • Now add the masalas along with the salt.

  • Pressure cook the dal for few minutes.

  • Now remove the cooked dal into a kadhai.

  • Add the seasoning and cumin seeds.

  • Mix the dal and serve with rice and roti.