Moong dal recipe (Moong dal fry)

Moong dal recipe (moong dal fry) – Quick, easy to make moong dal recipe. This is HEALTHY dal recipe that you can make it on everyday basis.

Moong dal recipe | Moong dal fry recipe | How to make moong dal

Moong dal: Just like any other lentils, this is good source of protein. The reason I include this on my regular diet is that it is low in calorie and very easy to digest. You may remember, boiled moong dal puree or soup is given to kids and sick people.

This is one of the quickest recipes that I make for weeknight dinner. I usually make one dry vegetable dish, roti, steamed rice and this dal as a healthy, complete dinner. I do also serve chass and kachumber on side or sometimes onion lachha (sliced onions with lemon juice).

There is one more moong dal recipe that I make is moong dal tadka . It is no onion no garlic recipe.

In my earlier cooking journey, I used to make recipe from cookbooks and this is one of them. After that many years, I still make this dal on regular basis.

I have adapted this recipe from 660 Curries cookbook. This book has tons of recipes from many different cuisines and most important that it is very well explained for beginners. I have tried few recipes from this cookbook and all of them were success.

Check out other dal recipes
Chana dal  //  Arhar dal fry  //  Palak dal  //  Dal fry recipe


How to make moong dal fry (Step by Step Recipe with Photos):


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1) Wash the moong dal under running cold water till water runs clear.

2) Take washed moong dal in pressure cooker with 1 cup of water. Cover with lid, put the weight on and turn the heat on medium. Let it cook for 2 whistles on medium heat. Let the pressure go down by itself then open the lid. It should be cooked, soft and almost mushy.
Boiled Moong dal

3) Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds and let them pop. Now add cumin seeds and let the sizzle.

4) Now add ginger paste, garlic paste, green chilies and curry leaves. Saute for a minute or till the raw smell of ginger-garlic goes away.
Moong dal recipe | Moong dal fry recipe | How to make moong dal

5) Then add chopped onions, sprinkle the salt to speed up the cooking process.

6) Cook till onions get translucent and soft or light pink in color. If using tomatoes, add at this time, cook till tomatoes are slightly soft.
Moong dal recipe | Moong dal fry recipe | How to make moong dal

7) Now add red chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.

8) Mix well and cook for a minute.
Moong dal recipe | Moong dal fry recipe | How to make moong dal

9) Then add cooked dal along with about 1 cup of water. Mix well.

10) Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Lastly add lemon juice and mix.
Moong dal recipe | Moong dal fry recipe | How to make moong dal

it is ready to serve. You can add chopped coriander leaves at the end for garnishing.

Serving suggestion: Serve moong dal with plain steamed rice or jeera rice. It can be served as a side with rotisabzi.

Moong dal recipe | Moong dal fry recipe | How to make moong dal

Moong dal recipe | Moong dal fry recipe | How to make moong dal
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Moong dal recipe (Moong dal fry recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For pressure cooking:

  • ½ cup Yellow moong dal (split and skinless)
  • 1 cup Water

For moong dal fry:

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • 1 Green chili chopped finely
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • ½ of medium size or ½ cup Onion finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ½ cup Tomato chopped (optional)
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice or to taste

Instructions

Preparation and pressure cooking:

  1. Wash the moong dal under running cold water till water runs clear.
  2. Take washed moong dal in pressure cooker with 1 cup of water.
  3. Cover with lid, put the weight on and turn the heat on medium.
  4. Let it cook for 2 whistles on medium heat.
  5. Let the pressure go down by itself then open the lid. It should be cooked, soft and almost mushy.

Making moong dal recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add mustard seeds and let them pop. Now add cumin seeds and let the sizzle.
  3. Now add ginger paste, garlic paste, green chilies and curry leaves. Saute for a minute.
  4. Then add chopped onions, sprinkle the salt.
  5. Cook till onions get translucent and soft or light pink in color. If using tomatoes, add at this time, cook till tomatoes are slightly soft.
  6. Now add red chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  7. Then add cooked dal along with about 1 cup of water. Mix well.
  8. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Lastly add lemon juice and mix.
  10. Turn off the stove.
  11. You can add chopped coriander leaves at the end for garnishing.

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