Moong Dal


Moong dal is a bean soup that comes from Indian cuisine. The main ingredient is of course moong lentils, which are also known as “Mung beans”. If you are trying to eat healthy or lose weight, moong dal can be a good high protein, low fat alternative to meat dishes. Moong dal nutrition will depend largely on the ingredients that are used for the soup.


Ingredient’s for Moong Dal :

1/2 cup Moong Dal ( Green Gram)
1 small Onion chopped
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Pinch of Asafoetida
1 long chopped Green Chillies
Salt ( according to ur taste )
1 tbsp Oil
2 Curry Leaves
Few Coriander leaves


Ingredient’s For Chapati :

1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp oil
Other Ingredients
ghee for serving.


Method For Moog Dal :

Pressure cook moong ki dal for 2 whistles.

Mash it and add turmeric powder, hing and salt to it.

Add 1 cup water.

Heat oil in a pan and season it with mustard seed, cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves.

Add the chopped onions and fry for a minute.

Add the mashed moong dal to it and let it boil. Keep till 2-3 boils.

Garnish moong daal with coriander leaves and serve with hot chapati naan or Puri.


Method For Chapati :

Combine the flour and salt and knead into a smooth soft dough using enough water.

Add the oil and knead again till it is smooth and elastic.

Cover and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.

Divide the dough into 6 equal parts.
Roll out each one using a little flour into approx. 150 mm. (6″) diameter circles. Dust dry flour as required to facilitate even rolling.

Dust off any excess dry flour and place the chapati on a hot tava.

Turn over in a few seconds and cook this side till the edges begin to curl slightly and small blisters appear on the surface.

Cook the other side for a few more seconds.

Lift the chapati with a pair of flat tongs and roast on both sides over an open flame till it puffs up.

Flatten the chapati and apply some ghee on top.

Repeat to make 5 more chapatis.
Serve hot.


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