How to make Moong Masoor ki Dal -

A mixture of chilkewali moong dal and masoor dal cooked with flavourful masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Split Skinless Green Gram with Skin, Split Red Lentils

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Green Peas Kadhi Chana Dal - SK Khazana Moong Ki Dal Moong Curry

Moong Masoor ki Dal

Moong Masoor ki Dal Recipe Card


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.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Moong Masoor ki Dal Recipe

  • Split Skinless Green Gram with Skin soaked 1 cup

  • Split Red Lentils soaked 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Dried mango powder (amchur) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 2-3 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Dried red round chillies 5-6

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Green chilli finely chopped 1

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnishing


Step 1

Put drained green gram and red lentils in a deep non-stick pan, add 3½-4 cups water, salt, turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder and dried mango powder and mix well. Cover and cook till green gram and red lentils are done.

Step 2

Heat oil in another non-stick pan, add asafoetida and garlic and sauté till the garlic is burnt. Add round red chillies and onion and sauté for half a minute. Add green chilli and remaining red chilli powder and mix well. Add tomato and mix well.

Step 3

Add this mixture to the cooked dal and mix well. Cook for a minute.

Step 4

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with a coriander sprig and serve hot.

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