Moongan Ji Dal Recipe - Nutritious whole grams cooked with spices.

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Main Ingredients : Whole green grams (sabut moong), Tomato

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Moongan Ji Dal

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Moongan Ji Dal Recipe - how to make Moongan Ji Dal


Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Whole green grams (sabut moong) soaked overnight2 cups

  • Tomato chopped 1 large

  • Onion chopped 1 large

  • Garlic chopped 2-36 cloves

  • Green chillies chopped 4 cloves

  • Curry leaves 4-5

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Pressure cook the moong with tomato, onion, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder and salt and three cups of water.

Step 2

Cook till the pressure is released thrice.

Step 3

Heat oil in a small pan and add cumin seeds. Once they begin to change colour, add asafoetida.

Step 4

Remove from heat and add red chilli powder. Add this tempering to the dal.

Step 5

Serve hot with chapattis.

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