Moong ki Dal

Moong ki Dal

Published February 8, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 45 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 30 min


Moong ki Dal is an extremely delicious, low calorie lentil recipe which is very easy and simple to make. It serves well as a hurried lunch or dinner recipe which can be eaten with both rice and rotis. If you are calorie conscious, then a bowl of this dal is a perfect meal for you.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: Approximately 3 ounces of cooked dal
Calories per serving: 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.8g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Sodium 197mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 4.4g 1%
Protein 1.1g 2%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1/2 cup dehusked moong dal
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • A pinch of asafetida
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 medium tomato (finely chopped)
  • 2 green chilies (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves (finely chopped)

Step by Step:

  1. Wash the moong dal in running water, drain and keep aside. Add washed dal, salt, turmeric powder and water in a skillet and boil dal over medium high heat for 5-10 minutes. Take care to not overcook the dal as overcooking will make the dal look like a paste.
  2. Heat olive oil in a small non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add cumin seed and asafetida and sauté for 2 minutes or till the cumin seeds start cracking. Add chopped onions and fry till golden brown. Then add chopped tomatoes and green chilies and coriander and garam masala powders. Cook till tomatoes become pulpy. Add this cooked masala into the boiled dal and mix well. Also add the lemon juice.
  3. Garnish the cooked dal with finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with rotis, paratha and rice.