Collection of Moong Dal Recipes | Recipes using Moong Dal

I still remember when I delivered my second child the first meal I got was a simple moong dal along with chapati. Why? Of the 485447 dals available in India why is Moong Dal so popular?

  • Moong dal is very easy and quick to make.
  • Moong dal is equally easy to digest. Whenever someone is suffering from any sort of indigestion or so, moong dal is prepared.
  • Moong dal is a weight-loss food. It has both soluble and insoluble fibre. It makes the body feel satiated and full.
  • Moong dal is very nutritive. It is a great source of protein as well as iron. Moong dal also has different minerals present in it.

The best part is the moong dal can be added to our diet in a number of ways. Lunch recipes, breakfast recipes as well as light dinner recipes can be prepared using moong dal. Healthy dinner might consist of dal fry recipe. In case of upset stomach, moong dal khichadi is the first choice. Moong dal halwa is one of the most popular Indian desserts. Here are a number of lip-smacking ways to add moong dal in your diet:

Moong Dal Dhokla:

Moong dal dhokla is a steamed snack made using yellow lentil (moong dal). Flavored with ginger and green chilies, tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves, and garnished with coriander leaves.

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Moong Dal Pakoda

Fritters prepared using moong dal (with skin), flavored with green chilies and ginger, with the hint of garlic, the bite of coriander seeds and fennel seeds, and greenness of fresh coriander, are moong dal pakoda.

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Moong Dal Cheela

Thin and crispy crepe made up of moong dal flavored with ginger and green chilies is dal cheela. It is light on the belly and nice on the tongue, as in easy to digest and delicious to eat. Perfect moong dal cheela is porous and thin.

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Sindhi Moong Dal Tadka

Yellow moong dal cooked to perfection tempered with spices, onions, green chilies in a very interesting manner is Sindhi Moong Dal tadka. Moong dal tadka is spicy with the tanginess of tamarind. It is further garnished with fresh coriander leaves and chopped onions which give a nice bite to Sindhi Moong Dal.

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Ven Pongal

A very popular Indian recipe from South India, Tamil Nadu, to be particular, made with rice and lentils, tempered with whole black pepper, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger, green chilies, and roasted cashews, is ven pongal/khara pongal.

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Moong Dal Toast

Dal Toast is a crisp and crunchy bread slice that has been coated with dal batter which is flavored with ginger, green chilies, and coriander.

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Dal Poori

Dal poori is a soft and moist poori flavored with some cumin seeds and coriander. This particular recipe uses cooked dal. So the pooris have the goodness as well as the flavor of lentils.

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Moong Dal Tadka

Boiled moong dal tempered with cumin seeds, asafoetida, red chili powder; flavored with lemon juice, black pepper powder; finished with chopped coriander leaves, simple preparation, very common in Indian kitchens, especially in North India, is Moong Dal Tadka.

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Idli Pakoda

Soft idli soaked in dal mixture and deep-fried, giving an Idli Pakoda recipe that has absolutely crunchy and crispy exterior, very soft and melt in mouth interior with bits of ginger, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, etc giving great flavors to the pakoda.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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