Moong Dal

The other day, I did not have many vegetables in my refridgerator and I was really bugged as I did not know what to make for lunch. The only thing that I could find was few tomatoes, garlic pods, and corriander. Thats it…and ooh la la!! I made this dal and it came out perfectly well.


Moong dal – 1 cup

Tomatoes – 2 finely chopped

Green corriander – handful

Green chilli – 2

Garlic pods – 4

Khus-khus – 1 tsp (soak in water for 10 minutes)

Coconut – 4 tbsp grated

Water to cook

Salt to taste

For Seasoning:

Jeera – 1 tsp




 Wash moong dal and pressure cook it up to three whistles. Meanwhile, grind coconut, green coriander, chilli, khus-khus, garlic pods and keep it aside.

 In a kadai, add little oil, add jeera and wait till it splutters. Add add tomatoes and fry it for few minutes. Then add the cooked moong dal, grinded coconut paste, and salt to taste. Cook it for few minutes. Once done, remove it from the flame and garnish it with coriander. Serve it with phulkas or rice.

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2 Responses to Moong Dal

  1. Manika says:

    is it thogaiyal?

  2. bhuwana says:

    No, this is not thogaiyal. It is a normal dal that is made with coconut.

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