Moong Dal

This is one of the quick dal recipes, which can be prepared in less than 5 minutes once the dal has been cooked. 
Ideal to eat with rotis or puris and there is no garlic in the recipe.  It is highly nutritious and a tasty dish.
Perfect if you are running late coming home from work as this dal needs no soaking or advance preparation.

Ingredients to serve 6 people

1 Cup Moong Dal (whole green)
2 Cups water
2 Tbs Oil
1 Large Onion (finely chopped)
2 Small Green Chillies (sliced lengthwise)
1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
¼ Tsp Turmeric Powder
1  Tsp Sambhar Powder
1  inch piece fresh ginger (chopped fine)
¼ Tsp Asafoetida Powder
1-2 Tsp Salt

Moong Dal

Moong Dal

Preparation of the Dal

Pressure cook the cup of moong dal with the two cups of water (same as cooking toor dal)

Heat the oil in a pan
Add the cumin seeds, green chillies, chopped onion, ginger and fry until the onion turns golden brown.
Add the cooked moong dal, sambhar powder and the asafoetida powder and fry the mixture for 3-4 minutes.
Add some more water if necessary to make it into a semi liquid mixture.
Garnish with the freshly chopped coriander leaves

The Dal is ready to be served. Tastes great with rotis.



  1. Shylaja Rao says:

    Shobha! I am over the moon! The Moon Dal recipe came out soooo well! Thank you <3

    • Shobha Krishnan says:

      Shyla, I am so happy that you like the recipe – Happy cooking – and you are sure to find more quick recipes – Enjoy!