How to make Muradabadi Dal -

Creamy moong dal often eaten like a chaat – absolutely lip smacking

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Tata Sampann Moong Dal, Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Muradabadi Dal

Muradabadi 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 : 2.30-3 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Muradabadi Dal Recipe

  • Tata Sampann Moong Dal 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Butter cut into small cubes 1/4 cup

  • Black salt (kala namak) to taste

  • Roasted cumin powder to sprinkle

  • Green chillies chopped to sprinkle

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped to sprinkle

  • Green chutney for drizzling

  • Ginger cut into strips for garnish

  • Red chilli powder to sprinkle


Step 1

Take moong dal in a bowl, add sufficient water and soak it for 2 hours and drain.

Step 2

Pour 2½ to 3 cups water into a pressure cooker, add drained moong dal, salt and asafoetida and mix well. Cover the cooker with its lid and cook under pressure till 3 whistles are given out on high heat. Reduce heat and cook for 15 minutes. Allow the pressure to reduce completely.

Step 3

Open the lid and cook for at least 10-15 minutes or till a thick creamy layer forms on top of the dal. Take it off the heat.

Step 4

For each portion, put 1-2 butter cubes in each serving bowl, pour the dal over it. Sprinkle black salt, roasted cumin powder, a few green chillies, coriander leaves and drizzle a little green ¬chutney. Sprinkle a few ginger strips and sprinkle a little red chilli powder. Top it with a cube of butter and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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