Moong Dal Khilma Recipe - A spicy and delicious moong dal preparation

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Main Ingredients : Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal), Ginger

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Moong Dal Khilma

Moong Dal Khilma Recipe - How to make moong dal khilma


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 1 1/2 cups

  • Ginger 3 one-inch pieces

  • Green chillies 8

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped2 tablespoons


Step 1

Clean and wash the green gram split. Scrape the ginger and roughly chop half of it and julienne the rest. Cook the dal with 4 slit green chillies and chopped ginger in 3 cups of water till just done.

Step 2

The dal should not get mashed. Heat oil add asafoetida, cumin seeds and saute till they crackle, immediately add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder and saute for a minute.

Step 3

Add the cooked dal and salt and gently mix. Cook on low heat taking care that the dal does not get mashed. Finish the khilma with garam masala powder, lemon juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves, julliennes of ginger and slit green chillies.

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