May 13, 2010

Split Moong Daal (Split Green Gram daal recipe)

I am great fan of Moong daal. Actually fan of all the forms of it; simple Moongs, split moong daal with skin and split moong daal without skin. There is such a range of delicious recipes of moong and moong daal. The thing I love about Moong daal is it takes very little time to cook and is nutritious. It's always good for an upset stomach or for anyone who is sick because its very light to digest.

For preparing this daal we first cook it in pressure cooker. You can also cook it outside. But make sure you don't overcook it or it will turn to thick paste. The daal grains should be visible.
This daal blends very well with rotis, parathas, puris and rice as well.

Ingredients: Serves: 4 - 5

1/2 cup split dehusked split Green Gram (Moong Yellow Daal)
2 tbsp finely chopped Onion
Chopped Green Chili to taste
2 tsp chopped Garlic
2 Clove
Coriander for garnishing
Fried onion slices for garnishing (optional)
For seasoning: Oil, Mustard Seeds, Cumin seeds,
Asafetida (hing), 4-5 Curry leaves Salt as per taste


1. Take daal and wash it properly. Pressure-cook daal until it is done.

2. Take oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds and when they splutter add hing, cumin seeds, curry leaves and stir.

3. Now add clove, chopped onion and cook on a medium flame.

4. Then add chopped green chili and garlic and stir well.

5. Now add cooked moong daal to the pan, add salt and mix everything.

6. Daal is ready. Garnish with coriander and fried onion slices.


Serve with garma garam roti or paratha.


  1. Wonderful display, absolutely love the way u presented it, perfect with pulkahs.

  2. what a delicious looking curry n ur wonderful blog!!!

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  3. Wooow Sayali..dal looks delicious n creamy sure it will taste good with hot rotis. well presented dear.

  4. Even i am such a huge fan of dal..i can have them in any form...this wud be so yum with rice and pappad:)

  5. Loved this dal. It's so well presented.

  6. Loved this Dal..wonderful presentaion

  7. Sayali,

    Dal is absolute beautiful and looks yummy. I love to have with rice.

  8. We make this dal almost everyday but I liked your idea of adding garlic pods and fried onion for garnishing. Wonderful presentation.
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    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. I too make in similar way, looks very appetizing!

  10. Looks so creamy and nice presentation.

  11. Lovely...we make it in a different way :-)

  12. wow what a nice presentation..simply delicious.

  13. Lovely blog.... i love it... the obnly variation v make is we add crushed garlic

  14. Absolutely love this simple dal and the beautiful presentation.
    Thanks for sending it over to my event.


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