Monday, January 24, 2011

Moong ki dal

I found the recipe for Moong ki dal when I was looking through Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's healthy recipes. I've a few minor changes and additions to the recipe. Here it is:


Split, skinless moong - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Tomato - 1 small (chopped)
Green Chillies - 2 (split through the center)
Turmeric powder - 3/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/1 tsp
Asafoetida powder - a pinch
Cloves - 2
Jaggery - 1 tsp (grated)
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Ghee - 3 tbsps
Salt - to taste


Wash and soak the split moong dal for an hour. Cook it with salt and turmeric in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water ( 2 whistles) or boil it until it is completely cooked. Now add the jaggery, milk and grated ginger and continue to cook for another ten minutes.
In another pan heat the ghee and add the cumin seeds, cloves and asafoetida powder. When the cumin seeds change colour add the split green chillies and the chopped tomato and cook until the tomato is cooked and soft. Now add the dal and stir. Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve hot with rice.


  1. This is just what I was looking for while eating a bowl of maggi noodles with a sick child in the house! Adding milk is interesting..need to try it.Thanks for the post and the lovely mouth watering pic on this rainy day!!

  2. I do hope Nidhi feels better soon.
    Enjoy the dal...we really liked it a lot!