Whole Green Moong Dal Recipe Without Onion and Garlic

Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
Whole Green Moong Dal Recipe or green gram curry soup recipe is always popular as dal recipes in every daily kitchen in India.
  • 2 cups whole moong
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • 1 inch of ginger piece grated
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1 dried red chili
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
  1. Soak whole moong for 30 minutes. you can also soak them overnight. If your soaking time is longer then, then pressure cooking time will reduce.
  2. Drain water and take whole moong into pressure cooker. Less soaking requires more pressure cooker whistles. It may require 5-8 whistles.
  3. once the pressure cooker cools down completely, open it add 2 cups of water and mash with some spatula
  4. Now add tomato, green chili and ginger into it.
  5. Heat the oil into heavy bottom pan, mean while in small bowl mix turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala.
  6. In heated oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds. Let them crackle. Immediately add asafoetida, curry leaves, dried red chili and masala powder mix. add boiled moong and let it simmer
  7. After 2-3 minutes add salt, sugar and lemon juice.
  8. Do not cover with lid, cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  9. Add some plenty of fresh cilantro and server with roti or rice.
1) You can also soak moong overnight. Then it will require 3-4 pressure cooker whistles.
2) Yon can make it more watery if you will server with plain steamed rice
3) You can have lumpy non-watery consistency if you want eat with roti or paratha.
Recipe by Veggie Food Recipes at https://veggiefoodrecipes.com/whole-green-moong-dal-recipe-without-onion-garlic/