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Masoor Moong Dal

18 Jan



Split Red Lentils/ Masoor Dal 1 cup
Split Yellow Lentils/ Moong Dal 1/4 cup
Onion 1
Tomato 1
Green Chillies 2
Ginger Garlic Paste 2 tsps
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken Red Chillies 3
Curry Leaves 6
Oil 2 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and slit green chilies into two.
Peel and chop onion.
Wash and chop tomato.
Wash the dals thoroughly three times.
Simmer the dals with turmeric powder and salt in 6 cups of water for half an hour.
Alternatively, pressure cook the dals together in 3 cups of water.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal urad dal changes color, add green chilies, onion, tomato and ginger garlic paste.
When onion turns translucent and tomato is cooked, add this to above pot of cooked dals.
Mix thoroughly and serve.

Notes: Make sure dals are completely cooked.