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Moong Dal Awadhi Style

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Moong Dal Awadhi Style

Away from the monotony, I prepared an Awadhi style Moong dal to go with rotis. I used yellow moong that is lightly dry roasted before cooking and tempered with caramelized onions and mint leaves. I found the original recipe to be bland to my palate hence tweaked it to add some spice.

Moong Dal Awadhi Style Recipe

Preparation: 10 mts, Cooking: 30 mts

Serves 4-5 persons



1 small cup moong dal/split yellow dal/pesara pappu

1 1/2 tsps ginger-green chilli paste

1 onion, finely chopped

pinch of turmeric pwd

1/4 tsp cumin pwd (optional)

1/2 tsp red chilli pwd (optional)

pinch of garam masala (optional)

1 tomato, pureed

salt to taste

1 1/2 tbsps fresh cream/malai

1 tbsp ghee or oil

few fresh mint leaves

1 onion, finely sliced

1 Dry roast moong dal for 3 mts. Wash the dal and pressure cook with 2 cups of water, ginger-green chilli paste and chopped onions, till soft.
2 After pressure is off, remove lid. Mash the dal lightly and add tomato puree and cook for 5 mts. At this stage I added cumin pwd, red chilli pwd and garam masala pwd (not part of the original recipe though). Add malai and combine well and cook for another 3 mts.
3 Heat ghee in a vessel, add mint leaves and saute till crisp. Remove and in the same ghee, add sliced onions and saute till transparent. Add mint leaves and sliced onions to the dal and combine. Serve warm with rice or roits.

Moong Dal Awadhi Style Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Serves: 4
Main Ingredients: moong dal

Away from the monotony, I cooked Awadhi style of Moong dal to go with rotis. I used yellow moong which is lightly dry roasted before cooking till soft. I found the original recipe to be bland to my palate and to spice it up, added spices other than called for in the original recipe.

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By • Jun 1st, 2010 • Category: All Recipes, Indian Dal Recipes, Indian Lentil Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, North Indian Recipes

  • Neha

    hey this is such a nice recipe…will try it some time

  • Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    Thanks Sailu for this different recipe. I also like to try different regional styles, it gives a break from usual cooking :)

  • kalva

    nice moong dal recipe.. gonne try tonight

  • Jaya Wagle


    I have been checking out your wonderful recipes for a while now through FB. This is a lovely one as well. Never thought of adding malai to a moong dal. Sounds interesting. I like the onion tempering on top.

  • sailaja

    Nice recipe

  • kanthi

    looks good want to try it.besides pesarattu i never experimanted with moong daal.sounds interesting.

  • Amy @ As Seen on TV

    This looks absolutely delicious and a nice combination of herbs and spices. This is a great entree before dinner.

  • Hyma

    different recipe, will defntly try….thanks for sharing!

  • Reena

    Good one.Can you tell me what is the ratio of ginger in ginger-garlic-green chilli paste that you usually use?Thanks a lots, Sailu

    • Sailu

      I used 3 green chillis and 1″ ginger piece.

  • Apu

    This looks mouthwatering!!