Monday, September 20, 2010

Whole Green Moong Daal


Whole Mung – 1 cup
Water – 3 cups
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida – 1/8tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Garlic Cloves – 4 large, roughly crushed
Ginger – 1/2 tbsp, grated
Curry Leaves – few leaves
Green Chillies – 5, slit
Tomato – 1, med chopped
Cilantro – to taste
Lemon/Lime Juice – to taste

1. Take 1cup whole green  moong dal .

2. Wash and soak Whole Green Mung beans for about 4 hours.

3. Drain the water out and rinse the beans.
4. Add Mung, 3 cups Water and Salt to a pressure cooker.
5. Pressure cook for 1 whistle and switch off stove allowing pressure to go down by itself.

6 . In a medium pot, heat Oil.

7. Add Cumin Seeds and allow them to sizzle.

8. Add Asafoetida.( but i forgot to add asafoetida )
9. Now add  Turmeric Powder and finely chopped  Garlic .

10. Then add finely chopped   Ginger.

11. Add slit green chillies.

12. Cook for 30 secs.
13. Now then add curryleaves.

14. Add Tomatoes and cook for 1 minute to soften them.

15. Mix nicely in the middle.

16 . Add cooked Moong dal.

17. Add the water that is left over while pressure cooking dal.

18. Bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes.

19. Adjust salt  and let the dal cook nicely.
20. Garnish with Coriander Leaves.

21. Let it boil nicely till it becomes little thick.

22. Squeeze some lemon juice ...............

Goes real good with hot white rice, chappati.................................................................


  1. A very healthy and delicious dal!

  2. Dal looks absolutely goodish. Nice.

  3. always love your step by step explanation...


  4. Hi Viju,

    all posts are very well explained.. step by step..
    i admire your patience to click so many times while cooking..

  5. Hi Viju,

    My first time here..Dal is full of protein..great step by step explaination...