Moong Dal

Moong Dal

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This moong dal recipe is a simple lentil curry made using split green gram lentils. Moong dal tastes delicious and only needs a few simple ingredients to prepare.
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Moong Dal

This moong dal recipe is a simple lentil curry made using split green gram lentils. Moong dal tastes delicious and only needs a few simple ingredients to prepare.

Moong dal recipe is one of my favourite quick and simple evening meals, even though I love many lentil recipes. I have to say this green gram lentil curry is one of my best.

A common Indian dish called moong dal is prepared from split moong beans. It is frequently offered as a side dish or with rice. You can easily prepare moong dal at home using my recipe.

You will have a completely different perspective on the modest dal after you try this delectable dish for moong dal!

Moong dal tastes delicious and only needs a few simple ingredients to prepare. I soaked my lentils whilst I was preparing the curry but there is no need to soak them before cooking.

This moong dal recipe, which is made with split green gram lentils, is among the easiest to prepare.

There are plenty types of lentils, one variety of lentils is moong dal. It provides plenty of protein, fiber, and other nutrients. Is my moong dal recipe healthy, though? Yes, moong dal is a healthy and nutritious dish.

Sometimes all you want to do is whip up a straightforward meal without any fuss, and if that’s the kind of recipe you were looking for dinner today, you’ve come to the right place.

Moong Dal Tadka has a texture that is rather thin and pourable but still has plenty of substance, similar to that of a soup or a curry.

I like my moong dal slightly saucy, but if you prefer a thick consistency then you can cook a little more when you add the coriander. If you keep the lentils slightly runny, they will taste nicer with rice also.

Additionally, for a complete dinner, I always like adding some mango or chilli pickle on the side. This is also known as achar.

You will definitely enjoy this recipe and will be your next favourite curry.

Is moong dal healthy?

One of the most protein-rich and healthiest types of lentils is moong dal. A 100g portion of moong dal has 22g of protein, making it a nutrient-dense food. It is also high in iron, calcium, folate, and proteins.

Do you need to soak moong dal?

Moong dal is quick to prepare, easy to digest, and requires no soaking if you decide to use it at the last minute. I did soak my dal but this is not necessary but I don’t whenever I am short on time.

Is moong dal gluten-free?

Moong Dal is cheap, filling, and free of gluten, dairy, meat, and even nuts. It is also healthy. It’s the ideal dish for entertaining, especially when serving dietary-constrained family and friends!

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Moong Dal

by Nabeela Kauser
This moong dal recipe is a simple lentil curry made using split green gram lentils. Moong dal tastes delicious and only needs a few simple ingredients to prepare.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 404 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a pot heat up the oil on medium heat until hot then add the finely diced onions and cook for 4-5 minutes until softened (see note 1)
  • Add the garlic paste and green chilli paste and sauté for 1-2 minutes
  • Then add the tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the spices and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 2 tbsp of water and cook for 2-3 mins
  • Once the oil has separated, you can add the split green gram lentils
  • Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes,
  • Then add water, cover and cook on medium heat for 20-25 minutes
  • When the curry is cooked, garnish with coriander.

Video

Notes

Note 1 – I like to use olive oil, but you can use any oil such as vegetable oil or sunflower oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 20gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.05gSodium: 681mgPotassium: 939mgFiber: 25gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 697IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 7mg
Keyword Curry, Dal, Food, Indian, Lentils, Recipe
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