Whole Moong Dal masala | Side Dish for Roti/Naan

moong dal whole masala

As i have said earlier now i have variety of side dish for Roti/Indian flat bread and this is one such.We all know green (whole moong ) dal is very rich in proteins and fibre and very healthy too.I just love to eat  the cooked one with  some sugar and grated coconut.But for change i tried this it was very tasty.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins

Recipe source: Merry Tummy


  • Whole moong dal-1 cup
  • Onion-1 big ,chopped
  • Tomato-1,meduim sized
  • Green chilly-1
  • Ginger garlic paste-1\2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1\2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder-1 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Garam masala-1\4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • lemon juice-1\2 tsp
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • coriander leaves


1.Wash the dal well,add  water and little salt.Cook it well,then drain the water and keep ready(don't discard the water we can use it in gravy,i usually drink it).

2.Heat oil in  a  pan add onion and green chilly.Saute till it becomes translucent.Then add in ginger garlic paste,saute till raw smell goes.

3.Then add chopped onion,cook till it becomes mushy than add in all dry powder ,little water and then the cooked dal. Cook for some times for everything to blends well.

4.Lastly add lemon juice and switch off.Add chopped coriander and serve  hot roti/ naan.


  1. this is all i need in monsoons......soooooooooooo yum
    thanks for linking

  2. My favourite dal curry . love it

  3. Healthy and comfort one pot meal..... Looks tasty too !!

  4. delicious curry. We make similar curry for puttu..

  5. Love this kind of simple yet comfort and delicious curry. nice preparation!

  6. Very delicious moong dal masala love your version.


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