Moong Dal

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1cup dry moong dal, rinsed (you can also use masoor dal or red split peas)
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1tbspn fresh garlic paste
  • 1tbspn fresh ginger paste
  • 3tspn ground coriander
  • 1tspn ground cumin
  • 2tspn paprika
  • salt, to taste
  • 4tbspn sunflower oil
  • 2.5cups hot water
  • handful of chopped coriander


  1. Heat oil in a pot on medium-high heat, add onion and fry for 10mins until soft.
  2. Add ginger paste, garlic paste and all powdered spices, fry for 2-3mins.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes and fry for 5-10minutes or until the spices don’t taste raw.
  4. Add dal, salt and hot water. Bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat, cover pot and let cook for 25mins until dal is soft.
  6. Add chopped coriander and adjust salt.
  7.  Serve with fresh rotis or rice with a side of yoghurt and pickles!

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