Nov 15, 2012

Moong Ki Daily Dal ( Recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor)

Moong Ki Daily Dal (Recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor)

A very tasty, simple traditional dal with seasoning. Best combination with any Indian breads and Rice of your choice !!!!

Serves: 4


Please use same measuring cup to measure dal and water.

For the  dal:

1 cup / 200 ml moong dal / split yellow dal (Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity)

3 cups  / 600 ml water

1/2 teaspoon oil

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon chopped ginger


For the  dal:

Wash and soak dal in 3 cups of water in  a pressure cooker for thirty minutes. Add  oil, turmeric powder , chopped ginger and pressure cook for 20 minutes or until done / soft (reduce the heat to medium after 2nd whistle and cook for 15 minute). Switch off the heat. Allow the cooker to cool naturally. Open the lid.

For tadka / seasoning:

1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)

¼ teaspoon hing (asafoetida)

1 onion, finely sliced

1 teaspoon red chilli powder

1 ½ teaspoon coriander powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 well ripe tomato (1 big size or 2 small size), finely chopped

1 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves


Dilute red chilli powder, coriander powder and  turmeric powder in 2 tablespoon water and keep aside (spice mix).

In a pan or kadai, heat oil. Add cumin seeds and fry on a low heat until fragrant. Add hing and stir well.

Add sliced onion and fry on a low to medium heat until crisp and golden color.

Add diluted spice mix and stir well on a low heat for 2 – 3 minutes until the raw smell goes and spices well combined with onion.

Add chopped tomato mix well.

Add boiled dal and adjust salt to taste. If the dal is very thick in consistency, adjust with extra ¼ cup (50 ml) hot water. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 10 – 12 minutes until the dal well combined with all the spices / thickens / creamy in texture.

Final tada (seasoning):

2 teaspoon oil

1 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)

1 tablespoon garlic, very finely chopped

1 green chilli, slit lengthwise


Heat oil in a small pan / tadka pan. Add jeera and fry on a low heat until fragrant. Add chopped garlic and  slit green chilli and fry until crisp. Pour the seasoning  and chopped coriander leaves over dal and serve with rotis / rice …

Here's the recipe of Spicy Onion Fry !!!

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