Moong dal is a type of lentil that is commonly used in Indian cuisine. It is made from whole green moong beans that have been hulled and split in half. Moong dal is small and yellow, with a mild flavor and creamy texture when cooked. It is often used to make dal, which is a popular Indian dish made from lentils, as well as soups, stews, and curries.

Moong Dal

Recipe by caion


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Moong dal is also a good source of protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients, making it a healthy addition to any diet.


  • 100 g moong dal

  • 500 g water

  • 10 g mustard oil

  • 1 pc dried red chilli

  • 1 pc bay leaf

  • 1 pc green chilli

  • ¼ tsp radhuni

  • 8 g salt

  • 10 g sugar

  • ¼ tsp turmeric

  • 8 g ghee


  • Wash and rinse dal;
  • Add 550g water;
  • Boil until dal is cooked (15 minutes);
  • Remove scum, if any;
  • Dal should be soft, but not fully disintegrated;
  • Heat 10g mustard oil;
  • Temper with dried red chilli, bay leaf, green chilli and radhuni;
  • Add boiled moog dal;
  • Add salt, turmeric and sugar;
  • Bubble on medium heat for 6 minutes;
  • Add ghee;

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