Moong Dal Tadka Recipe

by maria updated November 14, 2011

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Moong Dal is one of my favorite dals or lentils. I love moong dal tadka made with my own hands. This Moong Dal Tadka Recipe is yummy I can assure you that. You can eat this dal as soup or as a meal upto you. Also this recipe is mild, light spiced, low fat yet yummy and delicious. My mom loved it. I was overwhelmed by her response…Do try this Moong Dal Tadka Recipe!

Moong Dal Tadka

Moong is very healthy even infants can have them. Sprouted moong bean has more nutritive value. There are lot of dishes made in India from Moong. Some of them are Khichdi, dals, vegetable, pakoras (fritters), soup, Moong dosas, dried moong dal and the list goes on and on.

Moong Dal Tadka Recipe

Even people having stomach bloating, indigestion, acidity and arthritis can have Moong. But consult your doctor before consuming any eatables. Do include Moong in your diet weekly if not daily…….You can make out how flash is spoiling my pictures. Made in the night so no natural light. Still tried my best to click some good pics :)

We had pasta today for lunch. Mom was tired hence I decided to prepare tasty Mung Dal Tadka Recipe with hot rice. Also fried bitter gourd from our garden for dinner. Typically Indian meal steamed rice with dal tadka and vegetables along with some pickle. Simple, light but irresistible meal to eat during summers.

Total Time: 40 mins (20 mins pressure cook mung dal rest to make tadka)

Serves: 3 People

Ingredients:

  • 150 gms Yellow Mung Dal
  • 2 tbsp Ghee Or Oil
  • 3 to 4 Kashmiri Red Chilies
  • 18 to 20 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 t/s Hing (Asofoetida)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 t/s Turmeric
  • 20 to 25 Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Water or as consistency required
  • Salt as per taste

Method:

Firstly pressure cook the mung upto 3 whistles or until tender. You can also boil mung in a vessel with water. But this process will take a longer time. If you pressure cook the dal you will save time as well as fuel.

Until the dal is boiling we will keep ready our ingredients for tadka. Chop garlic, onion keep them aside. Once your dal is pressure cooked. We will make the tadka for the dal.

Take a wok or vessel.  Add ghee or oil. Now saute cumin seeds.

Mung Dal Tadka Recipe

Add 10 to 12 curry leaves along with Kashmiri chilies. Put Hing (Asofoetida) and mix all of them well.

Mung Dal Tadka Recipe

Once they crackle add garlic cloves and sugar.

Mung Dal Tadka Recipe

Now also add onions along with turmeric and saute for a minute.

Mung Dal Tadka Recipe

Mix the pressure cooked mung dal. Add water as consistency required. I have added only 1/2 cup water as thick dal tastes awesome.

Mung Dal Tadka Recipe

Add salt for seasoning and finally add red chili powder. Let the dal cook for about 10 mins more on medium flame or once it starts bubbling heavily. Finally add rest of curry leaves. Break them with your hand and add them. After a minute switch off the gas.

Mung Dal Tadka Recipe

Your Mung dal is ready. Serve hot with rice or Roti. Garnish with few curry leaves or coriander leaves.

Mung Dal Tadka Recipe

Tip:

  1. Be careful keep the gas flame on low mode Or your dal might stick at the bottom and get burnt.

Enjoy your Moong dal ..slurp slurp…:) Happy Cooking!

The printable version below:

Moong Dal Tadka Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 3 people

Moong Dal Tadka Recipe

Ingredients

  • 150 gms Yellow Mung Dal
  • 2 tbsp Ghee Or Oil
  • 3 to 4 Kashmiri Red Chilies
  • 18 to 20 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 t/s Hing (Asofoetida)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 t/s Turmeric
  • 20 to 25 Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Water or as consistency required
  • Salt as per taste

Instructions

  1. Firstly pressure cook the mung upto 3 whistles or until tender. You can also boil mung in a vessel with water. But this process will take a longer time. If you pressure cook the dal you will save time as well as fuel.
  2. Until the dal is boiling we will keep ready our ingredients for tadka. Chop garlic, onion keep them aside. Once your dal is pressure cooked. We will make the tadka for the dal.
  3. Take a wok or vessel. Add ghee or oil. Now saute cumin seeds.
  4. Add 10 to 12 curry leaves along with Kashmiri chilies. Put Hing (Asofoetida) and mix all of them well.
  5. Once they crackle add garlic cloves and sugar.
  6. Now also add turmeric and saute for a minute.
  7. Mix the pressure cooked mung dal. Add water as consistency required. I have added only 1/2 cup water as thick dal tastes awesome.
  8. Add salt for seasoning and finally add red chili powder. Let the dal cook for about 10 mins more on medium flame or once it starts bubbling heavily. Finally add rest of curry leaves. Break them with your hand and add them. After a minute switch off the gas.
  9. Your Mung dal is ready. Serve hot with rice or Roti. Garnish with few curry leaves or coriander leaves.
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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Chitra September 20, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Made thus today. Was really nice. Thanks….added a bit of grated cooking apple for tang.

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maria September 20, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Thanks Chitra!

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