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This moong dal recipe is very healthy , rich in protein but it simple indian dal recipe where yellow moong dal or split petite yellow lentils tempered with mustard seeds, cumin seed, hing, garlic curry leaves and a few aromatic spices. This moong dal recipe is also known as the moong dal tadka recipe or yellow curry recipe. To cook the best dal recipe follow the below step by step instructions on how to make moong dal tadka?moong dal recipe , moong dal tadka recipe , yellow moong dal

Are you frustrated about the boring moong dal recipe? don’t worry just give a try this punjabi moong dal tadka recipe which not only tastes very good but also it will change your mind about moong dal in future.

 

In indian cuisine, mung beans are mostly used as a staple. There are two types of moong dal available in india one is whole mung beans also known as green gram and when husks are removed or you can say split moong dal, also known as yellow moong dal or yellow petite lentils.

 

We all know mung lentils have a lot of benefits they are nutritious and easy to digest and it also uses to balance disturbances of the body.

But most the people hate it because they don’t know how to make moong dal delicious at home.

 

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What is moong dal tadka recipe?

 

Moong dal tadka recipe is a very simple dal recipe when soaked moong dal first pressure cooked with fried onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and green chillies.

After that tempering spices like cumin seeds, mustard seeds, garam masala, red chili powder, a pinch of hing and garlic are fried in oil or ghee and then added to the cooked dal.

 
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What to serve with moong dal tadka?

Serve this moong dal tadka with some steamed basmati rice or jeera rice even roti goes well accompanied by a side vegetable dish or raita and some roasted papad and pickle also by the side.

 

Tips to make best yellow moong dal recipe

 

  • Soaking lentils: If you soak moong lentils for some time before cooking then it will reduce your cooking time.

 

  • Cooking method: You can cook yellow moong dal either in a pressure cooker or in kadai, for kadai you have to add more water such that the dal cooks properly. While cooking makes sure lids are open otherwise dal will be overflown.

 

  • Spices: Use only the required amount of spices including ginger, garlic, green chili, cumin seed, and turmeric powder. For bright colour I use kashmiri red chili powder.

 

  • Tempering: Though it is not necessary if you give tadka to your moong dal it will surely enhance the flavour.

 

 

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How to make moong dal tadka

Here, the complete preparation of the moong dal recipe is classified into three simple categories first one is soaking yellow moong dal,

second one is making moong dal tadka recipe and the last one is cooking moong dal recipe.

so, let’s make it now.

 

Soaking yellow moong dal


1. At first, in a mixing bowl pour 200 grams of yellow moong dal or yellow lentils, then pour water into it and wash the dal thoroughly, if any impurities are there you can easily remove them.

wash moong dal with water

 

  

2. After that drain water completely and again pour water and soak dal for at least 30 min to 45 min.

soak moong dal in water

 

 

Making moong dal tadka recipe

 

1. Now for cooking moong dal tadka recipe heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan, and spread it with a spatula.

pour oil in a pan

 

2. Then add 1 teaspoon cumin seed, and stir it on low flame until cumin seed began to splutter.

saute bay leaf and cumin seed

 

3. Next add 1 medium size chopped onion.

add chopped onion

 

4. Saute the onions for 4 to 5 min until it gets completely translucent and slightly golden brown.

saute onion till golden brown

 

5. After that add 1/2 tablespoon chopped ginger, and 2 chopped green chili, and saute them for 1 to 2 min on medium to low flame.

saute ginger garlic paste and chopped green chili

 

6. Next add 2 medium sizes de-seeded chopped tomatoes.

add deseeded tomato

 

7. Now saute tomatoes for 5 to 6 min until it gets slightly mushy.

saute tomato for sometime

 

8. Then add 1 teaspoon red chili powder, 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder, and a pinch of salt.

add garam masala powder , red chili powder , turmeric powder , salt

 

9. Cook this mixture for a further 4 to 5 min in medium to low flame

saute tomato onion mixture till it thickens

 

 

Pressure cooking moong dal

 

1. Now in a pressure cooker pour 500 ml of water.

pour water in a pressure cooker

 

 

2. Then add soaked moong dal which we did earlier.

pour soaked moong dal

 

 

3. Next add the spicy tomato-onion mixture which we recently made recently.

add tomato onion mixture

 

4. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook moong dal for 5 to 6 whistle in medium flame.

pressure cook in medium flame 5 to 6 whistle

 

5. After that release pressure, open the lid and check whether the dal is cooked or not. If it is fine then proceed next step otherwise give one more whistle.

check the dal by pressing in between finger

 

6. Now transfer the cooked moong dal to a kadai and simmer for some time. If you need thinner consistency then pour some water don’t add too much.

transfer cooked moong dal in kadai

 

7. Also sprinkle 1 teaspoon garam masala powder.

sprinkle garam masala powder

 

8. Check the taste of salt if required add more.

sprinkle salt

 

Tempering for moong dal recipe

 

1. Now tempering for the moong dal recipe add 2 tbsp ghee or oil in a pan.

pour ghee in pan

 

2. Add 1 tsp cumin seed 4 to 5 garlic and 2 vertically slit green chilli to make the flame low and fry them don’t burn them.

saute cumin seed , green chili , ginger garlic

 

3. Furthermore switch off the flame and add 1/4 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp garam masala powder, and pinch of hing.

add kashmiri red chili powder , hing

 

4. Quickly stir everything.

quickly stir everything

 

5. Then pour this mixture on cooked yellow moong dal.Finally, our simple but aromatic moong dal recipe is completed.

pour tadka on moong dal

 

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Moong dal recipe | Moong dal tadka recipe

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This moong dal recipe is very simple but delicious dal recipe where moong lentils cooked with spicy onion tomato gravy.Must try this aromatic moong dal tadka recipe at home.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

For soaking yellow moong dal

  • 200 grams yellow moong dal
  • 600 ml water [ add if required ]

Ingredients for moong dal tadka

  • 1 medium size onion [ chopped ]
  • 1 medium size de seeded tomato [ chopped ]
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2 green chilies [ chopped ]
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt as required
  • 1/2 tablespoons kasoori methi or dry fenugreek leaves [optional ]
  • 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves or cilantro [ optional ]

Tempering for moong dal recipe

  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 4 to 5 garlic
  • 2 green chili vertically slit
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • pinch of hing

Instructions

how to make moong dal tadka

  1. At first for soaking yellow moong dal in a mixing bowl pour 200 grams moong dal or yellow lentils.
  2. Then wash the dal thoroughly, after that drain completely.
  3. Again pour water and soak dal for at least 30 min to 45 min.
  4. Now for cooking moong dal tadka recipe heat oil in a pan, spread it with a spatula.
  5. Then add bay leaf, cumin seed, stir it in low flame until cumin seed began to splutter.
  6. Next, add chopped onion, saute onions for 4 to 5 min until it gets completely translucent and slightly golden brown.
  7. After that add 1 medium size de-seeded chopped tomato, saute for 5 to 6 min until it gets slightly mushy.
  8. After that add chopped ginger, green chili, and saute them for some time on medium to low flame.
  9. Then add a few teaspoons of red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and a pinch of salt.
  10. Cook further 4 to 5 min in medium to low flame
  11. Now in a pressure cooker pour soaked moong dal, a mixture which we made recently also pour water.
  12. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook moong dal for 5 to 6 whistle in medium flame.
  13. Next transfer the cooked moong dal to a kadai and simmer for some time also check the taste of the salt, if required add more.
  14. Now tempering for moong dal recipe add a few tablespoons of ghee or oil to a pan.
  15. Then add cumin seed and fry them till they splutter don't burn them.
  16. After that make the flame low and add 4 to 5 garlic and 2 vertically slit green chilli.
  17. Next, switch off the flame and add red chili powder , garam masala powder, a pinch of hing , quickly stir everything
  18. Finally pour this mixture into cooked yellow moong dal and our simple but aromatic moong dal tadka recipe is completed.

Notes

Moong Dal Tadka Recipe Note

  1. You can pour water more or less depending upon your dal's consistency.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

3

Amount Per Serving Calories 230Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 22mgSodium 405mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 9gSugar 8gProtein 9g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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