Thursday, May 6, 2010

Moong Dal Chilke Wali

I am here with a delicious and nutritious dal- I call it Moong Dal chilke wali or more precisely chilke wali (with husk) split moong beans ki dal. This dal is one of my favourite and is really good for diet conscious people. Moong Beans are a rich source of protein and fiber, which helps one to lower the high cholesterol level in the blood system.
The high fiber content of mung beans yields complex carbohydrates, which aid digestion. It is also an excellent source of many minerals, such as calcium, iron and potassium.
Is is not a power house of nutrients? For vegetarians, these lentils are even more important. Lets come to the recipe now.

Serves 2-3.


½ cup split moong beans with husk.

1 small onion chopped.
1 small tomato chopped.
1 tbsp oil.
1 tsp cumin seeds.
Pinch of asafetida.
4-5 curry leaves.
Few shreds of ginger.
1 green chilli hopped.
Red chilli powder as per taste.
Salt to taste.
¼ tsp turmeric powder.
½ tsp garam masala, optional.


Soak the moong beans for ½ -1 hour. The beans will double in volume. Pressure cook it by adding 1 cup of water, pinch of salt and turmeric powder. It will take it about 2-3 whistle on medium heat to cook. It should not totally melt but should somewhat retain it shape. When the dal is cooked heat a pan and add oil to it. When heated add cumin seeds, asafetida, shreds of ginger, curry leaves and chopped chillies and sauté for 30 secs. Now add chopped onions and heat for 2-3 minutes till the onions are translucent. Now add tomatoes and sauté for another 2 minutes. Add all the spices except garam masala. Heat for 2 minutes. Now add the cooked moong beans. Stir well so that the spices are incorporated. Adjust salt to taste. Adjust the consistency of the dal to your liking. For a thinner consistency add water and heat well. Add garam masala if liked and heat for a minute. Take it off gas and serve hot.

I like to sprinkle chopped onions and tomatoes over it while serving. We usually have it with chappati and a dry subji. It can go well with plain rice as well.
Sending it off to Susan's Event My Legume Love Affair#23, to Suma's Event Delicious Dals from India and Priya's CWS- Cumin Seeds this month being hosted by Sara's Corner.


  1. Hi J ,
    I too love this chilke wali dal. and prepare it in almost the same manner.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. My Mom Boasts a lot abt this daal. I know its the super healthy daal

  3. this looks so yumm and creamy! Love the recipe!

  4. Thats a nutritious dish, looks truly delicious..thanks for sending..

  5. Hey J,

    Healthy and delicious Dal. I too make this often.

  6. The curry looks tasty and sounds interesting J...this one is new to me with moong...will try this soon :)

  7. really delicious and very healthy one..I like moongdal curry ..nice one.

  8. Hey J,
    I too love chilke wali moong ki daal, its so healthy and delicious:)

  9. super healthy n delicious!one of my fav...

  10. Lovely dal J. This is our family favorite :)

  11. This dhal is one of my favorites.Healthy and delicious too.

  12. Thanks for sending over this nutritious and delicious dal.

  13. Very nutritious and delicious dal. My fav dal.

  14. Looks so delish. Moong dal in husks must have much more fiber it - extra healthy.

    Thanks for sharing with MLLA 23, Jyoti!

  15. I love this one...moong is my most fav lentil ;-)

  16. Hy J,
    Wonderful recipe...Sounds soooo healthy n colorful. Do drop in at my blog sometime.

  17. Wonderful dal recipe. Thanks for sending to my event.

    Saraswathi Iyer

  18. bookmarking your blog for reference. lovely recipes and super healthy! i love it! thnx!!


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