How to make Moong Ki Dal - Moong dal tempered with mild spices

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Main Ingredients : Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) (मूंगदाल धुली), Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Moong Ki Dal Recipe Card

Moong Ki 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.    

For more recipes related to Moong Ki Dal checkout Palakwali Moong, Jain Moong Ni Kadhi. You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Lentils With Spinach, Masoor Dal Methi, Mysore Rasam, Panchkuti Dal.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Moong Ki Dal Recipe

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 1 cup

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Ginger 1/4 inch pieces

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 teaspoon

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Cloves 2


Step 1

Wash and soak the dal for half an hour. Drain. Peel, wash and crush ginger well. Add salt, turmeric powder and two cups of water to the dal and boil.

Step 2

Reduce heat and cook till the dal is almost done. Add crushed ginger, hot milk and jaggery and stir to mix well. Cook for another ten minutes.

Step 3

Adjust salt. Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds, asafoetida and cloves. When the seeds change colour add to the dal and stir. Serve hot.