Whole moong dal curry

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Whole Moong Dal - 1 cup (soaked in water overnight)

Onion - 1 small (chopped)

Garlic - 1 clove (optional) chopped

Tomato - 1 medium (chopped)

Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon

Coriander Powder - 2 teaspoons

Red Chilli Powder - 2 teaspoons or to taste

Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoons

Garam Masala Powder - 1 teaspoon

salt - to taste

Oil - 2 teaspoons

Fresh Coriander - 2 teaspoons


  • Cook the soaked moong dal in a pressure cooker or on a stove top with enough water till soft. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let it brown.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic and fry till the onion is translucent. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and fry for 1 minute.
  • Now add the chopped tomato and fry until soft. Add the cooked moong dal and salt and mix well.
  • Add enough water if needed. The curry should be little thick in consistency. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle garam masala powder and give it a stir. Garnish with fresh coriander.
  • Serve hot with chapatti or rice.


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