Yellow Moong Daal / lentils ….


Today I’m posting simple Moong dal recipe which can be cooked fast in most easy way.
Moong Daal is rich in protein and a staple food in India and one of the main source of protein for vegetarians.
This Simple soulful dal with a drizzle of lemon juice soothes & will make you crave for more especially on a cold winter day.

Serve it with rice and roti for healthy wholesome meal.


1 cup Moong Dal (split green grams without skin)
2 tablespoons Ghee OR Cooking Oil
1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp block pepper corns ( optional )
4 cloves ( optional)
1 inch cinnamon stick ( optional )
3-4 Garlic cloves, crushed
2 Green Chillies, finely chopped
1 Dry Red Chilli, broken into two pieces
1/2 teaspoon Ginger, grated
1/2 Tomato, diced
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
1½ teaspoons Lemon juice
2 cups Water
Salt as per taste
1 tablespoon finely chopped Cilantro / Coriander Leaves for garnishing .

Method :

Wash the yellow lentils until the water runs clear. Allow the lentils to soak in water for a while or until ready to use.

Add 3 cups of water, turmeric powder ,tomato, ginger , green chilies, salt , red chili powder and washed moong dal in a pan and cook daal until tender and thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Add more water, if necessary, to prevent from drying out.

Heat ghee or oil in a pan, once hot, add cumin seeds and allow to splutter. Now add pepper corn , cloves , cinnamon & dry red chilies and sauté for a minute .
Now add garlic and sauté until light brown.
Add cooked dal mix and bring it to boil, adjust salt, water if required. Simmer for 5 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with Chapati , paratha , steamed rice or any bread of your choice or all by itself as a hearty soup.

Note :

One can even add chopped baby spinach along with lentils while boiling to make spinach daal .

You can even use red lentils if you don’t have mung beans on hand .

Mung Daal is very easy to digest and an excellent source of protein.

You can even pressure cook the daal As Pressure Cooker cuts the cooking time in half .



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