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Moong Dal Tadka is a simple Indian dish made from yellow moong lentils cooked with a tempering made of onion, tomato and spices.

Moong Dal Recipe | Moong Dal Tadka

Moong Dal Tadka is a simple Indian dish made from yellow moong lentils cooked with a tempering made of onion, tomato and spices.
4.83 from 81 votes

Recipe Info

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8
Category Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g

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Ingredients For Moong Dal Recipe | Moong Dal Tadka
  

For cooking the dal

  • 3/4 Cup Yellow Moong Dal (skinned & split green gram)
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

For the tempering

  • 1 Medium Sized Onion
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 3-4 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger Paste
  • 8-10 Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta)
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon Rai (Black Mustard Seeds)
  • 1 Teaspoon Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Heeng (Asafoetida)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Haldi (Turmeric Powder)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Moong Dal Recipe | Moong Dal Tadka
 

  • Wash the yellow moong dal and add it to a pressure cooker.
    3/4 Cup Yellow Moong Dal (skinned & split green gram)
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Add water along with salt & haldi (turmeric powder).
    1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi), 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • Pressure cook the dal till you get one whistle, around 10 minutes. Let the steam come out, then open the pressure cooker. Set the cooked dal aside.
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 3
  • Heat oil in a kadai or pan and add rai (black mustard seeds). When the mustard seeds start to splutter, add jeera (cumin seeds) and heeng (asafoetida).
    1 Teaspoon Rai (Black Mustard Seeds), 1 Teaspoon Jeera (Cumin Seeds), 1/4 Teaspoon Heeng (Asafoetida)
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 4
  • When the cumin seeds start to crackle, add ginger paste, minced garlic, curry leaves and chopped green chillies. Stir for a few seconds.
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 5
  • Add finely chopped onion. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 6
  • Then add haldi (turmeric powder), red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix and cook for 3-4 minutes till the onions turn golden brown.
    1/2 Teaspoon Haldi (Turmeric Powder), 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania), 1/4 Teaspoon Garam Masala
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 7
  • Add chopped tomatoes to the pan.
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 14
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes till the tomatoes become soft.
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 8
  • Add the cooked dal to the pan.
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 9
  • Stir to mix the dal with the tempering.
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 10
  • Add around 1/2 cup of water to adjust the consistency and bring the mixture to a boil.
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 11
  • Then add some chopped coriander leaves. Optionally you can also add some lemon juice.
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 12
  • Mix the coriander leaves with the dal.
    Moong Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 12
  • Moong Dal Tadka is ready. Serve it hot with rice or any Indian bread like roti or puri.
    Moong Dal Tadka is a simple Indian dish made from yellow moong lentils cooked with a tempering made of onion, tomato and spices.