Moong dal chilke wali

Main Dish
4 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
½ cup split moong beans with husk

1 small onion chopped

1 small tomato chopped

1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

Pinch of asafetida

4-5 curry leaves

Few shreds of ginger

1 green chilli hopped

Red chilli powder as per taste

Salt to taste

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon garam masala


  • Soak the moong beans for ½ -1 hour. The beans will double in volume. Pressure cook it by adding 1 cup of water, pinch of salt and turmeric powder. It will take it about 2-3 whistle on medium heat to cook. It should not totally melt but should somewhat retain it shape.
  • When the dal is cooked heat a pan and add oil to it. When heated add cumin seeds, asafetida, shreds of ginger, curry leaves and chopped chillies and sauté for 30 secs. Now add chopped onions and heat for 2-3 minutes till the onions are translucent.
  • Now add tomatoes and sauté for another 2 minutes. Add all the spices except garam masala. Heat for 2 minutes. Now add the cooked moong beans. Stir well so that the spices are incorporated. Adjust salt to taste. Adjust the consistency of the dal to your liking.
  • For a thinner consistency add water and heat well. Add garam masala if liked and heat for a minute. Take it off gas and serve hot.


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