Chilke wali moong dal recipe

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Chilke wali moong dal or chilka moong dal recipe – EASY dal recipe made in pressure cooker and the added tempering/tadka on top at the end to perk up the flavors.

Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

Chilka moong dal is known as split green gram with skin in English. In Gujarati, it is known as fotra wali mag ni dal (fotra=chilka, mag=moong).

This is my mom’s recipe. I have learned it from her few years back. And since then I have been making it once a week. Give it try, this will be staple in your kitchen too like me.

Using this kind of moong dal with skin, I do make simple, mild khichdi recipe.

This dal is very light on stomach. So it is healthy too just like any other dal/beans.

Check out more dal recipes
Chana dal  //  Moong dal palak  //  Arhar dal  //  Dhaba urad dal


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1) Wash moong dal under running cold water till water runs clear. Take washed dal in a pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water, close the lid, and put the weight on. And cook it for 4-5 whistles on medium heat.
Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

2) Let the pressure go down by itself. Then open the cover.
Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

3) Turn the heat back on medium heat. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt.
Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

4) Mix well. And let it simmer for 2-3 minutes while you make tadka. If needed you can add water at this point. Add water as per you liking consistency of dal.
Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

5) Now make tadka. Heat the oil in a small pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds let them pop. Then add cumin seeds and let them sizzle a bit.
Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

6) Then add ginger paste and garlic paste. Cook it for 30 seconds or till the raw aroma of ginger garlic goes away.
Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

7) Add chopped tomatoes. Cook it till it becomes soft but not mushy.
Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

8) Add red chili powder and garam masala. Turn off the gas heat.
Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

9) Mix it well.
Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

10) Add it to simmering dal.
Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

11) Mix it well. Switch off the gas for dal as well.
Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

12) Garnish it with chopped cilantro and serve hot.
Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

Serving suggestion: Serve this moong dal with plain steamed rice or jeera rice or any mild flavored pulao. It can be served on side with your roti-sabzi.

Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)

Chilke wali moong dal recipe (how to make chilka moong dal)
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Chilke wali moong dal recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For pressure cooking:

  • ½ cup Chilkewali moong dal
  • 1 cup Water

For chilka moong dal recipe:

  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped finely

For Tadka:

  • 2 teaspoons Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoons Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • ¼ cup Tomato chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Garam masala

Instructions

Pressure cooking the dal:

  1. Wash moong dal under running cold water till water runs clear.
  2. Take washed dal in a pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water, close the lid, and put the weight on.
  3. And cook it for 4-5 whistles on medium heat.
  4. Let the pressure go down by itself. Then open the cover.

Making chilkewali moong dal recipe:

  1. Turn the heat back on medium heat. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt.
  2. Mix well. And let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  3. If needed you can add water at this point. Add water as per you liking consistency of dal.

Making tadka:

  1. Heat the oil in a small pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds let them pop.
  2. Then add cumin seeds and let them sizzle a bit.
  3. Then add ginger paste and garlic paste. Cook it for 30-40 seconds
  4. Add chopped tomatoes. Cook it till it becomes soft but not mushy.
  5. Add red chili powder and garam masala. Mix it well.
  6. Add this tempering to simmering dal.
  7. Mix it well. Switch off the gas.
  8. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves

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