Green moong dal

Green moong dal recipe is very healthy protein rich recipe. After marriage, one day my husband cooked this for us. I was very much shocked when he started cooking dal with green gram but when I have tasted the dal for the first time I really liked it. From then onwards we regularly use to cook green gram dal.

Today I am sharing you this recipe with step by step instructions along with photos.

Green Moong Dal

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup Green Moong dal
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1 tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Salt

For Tempering

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/8 tsp Methi Seeds
  • 2 or 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Dry Red Chili


  • Clean, wash and soak green moong dal for 1 hour. After 1hr, add the soaked moong dal to pressure cooker.
  • Chop the tomato, green chilies and add to pressure cooker.
  • Add turmeric, chili powder. Also add 2 cups of water and cook for 2-3 whistles.
  • When the pressure goes off, remove the lid.
  • Add salt as per your taste and slightly mash the dal.
  • Mix well and boil on low flame to remove any excess water.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • When oil is heated, add mustard, cumin, methi seeds. Once splutters, add garlic and red chili.
  • When the garlic is fried, add to the dal and mix well.
  • Green moong dal is ready to serve. Serve hot with rice or roti.
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