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Recipe : Moong Dal Curry

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Moong dal Curry / Whole Green Gram dal is a healthy and protein rich side dish for your rotis or rice. I make it often for its health quotient and mainly because you need not soak the dal for this dish. This recipe may hardly take 15 minutes of your time and kids love this dish as its low on spices.


Whole Green Gram – 1 Cupmoong dal 1

Onion – 1

Tomatoes – 1

Garlic cloves – 5 to 6

Green chilies – 3 to 4

Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Lemon – 1

Turmeric powder



Coriander leaves


Wash the moong dal and keep aside.

In a pressure cooker add 1 tbsp of oil. As it heats add mustard seeds .When mustard seeds splutter add turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. Add sliced onions and chopped green chilies and sauté till onions turn soft and transparent. To this add chopped garlic and fry for a minute. Now add chopped tomatoes and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.

Now add moong dal to the pressure cooker and add nearly 3 cups of water and pressure cook it. I cooked it for 3 whistles and I had a thick dal with the consistency of a gravy and moong dal had retained its shape.

Now squeeze the lemon juice on the dal and garnish with coriander leaves.

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