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moong dal recipe | moong dal tadka | restaurant style yellow moong dal with detailed photo and video recipe. a simple and healthy lentil based yellow curry recipe which is mainly served with steamed rice or jeera rice. yellow split dal is low in calories and high in protein and hence it is one of the common recipes for the vegetarian in their daily diet.
moong dal recipemoong dal recipe | moong dal tadka | restaurant style yellow moong dal with step by step photo and video recipe. all dal recipes has very similar procedures to prepare by frying dal in a onion and tomato based gravy. even moong-dal tadka follows the same procedure, but it can be prepared within minutes. this is because yellow split gram has a low boiling point compared to other lentils.

there are several ways dal tadka can be prepared but in this recipe i have used only one pot, i.e pressure cooker to cook yellow moong dal recipe. basically i have sauteed tomato and onions in the pressure cooker to which i added soaked moong-dal. later it is pressure cooked for 2 whistles. the final step is to temper it with jeera and red chilies to add extra flavour to dal recipe. however moong dal tadka can also be prepared by separating the sauteing and pressure cooker steps. basically the onion and tomato are pan fried with oil / ghee in a separate pan and is later mixed with pressure cooked dal.

moong dal tadka

furthermore some important tips and recommendations for a perfect moong dal recipe. firstly, do not over cook moong dal as it turns mushy and do not taste great. also, prepare the dal in ghee for more rich flavour. finally, the tempering / tadka has to prepared on low flame and can be altered by adding bay leaf and slit green chilli for more flavours.

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moong dal recipe
moong dal recipe | moong dal tadka | restaurant style yellow moong dal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
easy moong dal recipe | moong dal tadka | restaurant style yellow moong dal
Course: dal
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Hebbar's Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ML)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli slit
  • 1 to mato finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup moong dal
  • 3 cup water
for tempering / tadka:
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 inch ginger julienne
  • 1 dried kashmiri red chilli
  • ¼ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. firstly in a cooker heat 2 tbsp oil and saute ½ onion.
  2. also saute 1 inch ginger and 1 green chilli.
  3. additionally saute 1 tomato till it turns soft and mushy.
  4. add in ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp salt and saute.
  5. now add ¾ cup washed moong-dal and 3 cup water.
  6. mix well making sure everything is combined well.
  7. cover and pressure cook on medium flame for 1-2 whistles.
  8. open and check the dal once pressure is released. do not mash.
  9. now prepare the tadka and pour the tempering over dal along with 2 tbsp coriander leaves and 1 tbsp lemon juice.
  10. finally, mix the moong-dal tadka and serve with hot rice / roti.

how to prepare moong dal tadka with step by step photo:

  1. firstly in a cooker heat 2 tbsp oil and saute ½ onion.
    moong dal recipe
  2. also saute 1 inch ginger and 1 green chilli.
    moong dal recipe
  3. additionally saute 1 tomato till it turns soft and mushy.
    moong dal recipe
  4. add in ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp salt and saute till oil releases from sides.
    moong dal recipe
  5. now add ¾ cup washed moong-dal and 3 cup water.
    moong dal recipe
  6. mix well making sure everything is combined well.
    moong dal tadka
  7. cover and pressure cook on medium flame for 1-2 whistles.
    moong dal tadka
  8. open and check the dal once pressure is released. do not mash.
    moong dal tadka
  9. now prepare the tadka by heating 1 tbsp ghee.
    restaurant style yellow moong dal
  10. further add 1 tsp cumin, 1 inch ginger, 4 cloves garlic, 1 dried red chilli, ¼ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp garam masala, pinch of hing and few curry leaves.
    restaurant style yellow moong dal
  11. splutter the tempering / tadka on low flame.
    restaurant style yellow moong dal
  12. pour the tempering over dal along with 2 tbsp coriander leaves and 1 tbsp lemon juice.
    restaurant style yellow moong dal
  13. finally, mix the moong dal tadka and serve with hot rice / roti.
    moong dal tadka

notes:

  • firstly, do not over cook moong-dal as it turns to be paste.
  • also, prepare the tadka / tempering on low flame, else there are chances for spices to burn.
  • additionally, you can add aamchur / dry mango powder if you do not have lemon.
  • finally, prepare and pour the tempering over dal just before serving moong dal tadka.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. This looks great, ive recently turned vegan so would am cooking more lentils. I dont have a pressure cooker, could i just cook this in a normal pot? If so how long for and how high should the heat be? Also, could i use non dairy butter instead of the ghee, or would you recommend an oil instead?

  2. I have tired this… Very nice.. not too watery not too thick.. spice level and the consistency was just nice.. my family love it too…

  3. I just want to take a moment and say that whatever I have learned cooking its because of you. you make complex recipes look so simple. Thanks a lot. I have tried almost all of your recipes they turned out very delicious. all the best!

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