Moong Dal Curry

Moong Dal Curry

This is a spicy moong dal curry which goes well with steaming rice and hot rotis.

Meenakshy Ramachandran


  1. 1 Cup Moong Dal
  2. 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  3. 4 Green Chillies
  4. 2 Onions
  5. 1 Ginger Slice
  6. 6 Cloves Garlic
  7. 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  8. 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  9. 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  10. 3 Tomatoes
  11. 1 Teaspoon Cuminseed Powder
  12. 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  13. 1 Sprig Coriander Leaves
  14. To Taste Salt
  15. 1/4 Teaspoon Oil


45 mins
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    Soak moong dal in water for 4 hours.

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    Pressure cook moong dal along with enough water, a little salt, pepper powder and green chilies, till one whistle is sounded.

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    Make a coarse paste by grinding chopped onions, green chilies, ginger and garlic.

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    Add a little oil to a cooking pan. When the oil is heated, add the paste to it and heat it till the raw smell disappears.

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    To this, add a paste of red chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder in water and stir well.

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    Add chopped tomatoes to the above mixture and cook well till the tomatoes become soft and well cooked.

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    To the above gravy, add the cooked moong dal and mix well.

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    Add cumin seed powder and garam masala. Add a little water depending on the consistency required. Mix well by keeping the flame low.

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    Garnish with coriander leaves

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