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Saturday, November 10, 2007

green-moong-dal           Hope you all had a great Diwali celebrations and back to Blogging..:))This recipe I had in my friend's house...we liked it very much,a healthy and tasty dish, which is very easy to make also.. So Green gram dal fry has now become a common side dish at home. Its really healthy and rich without any fatty items like cream, milk or butter!

Green moong dal fry recipe

Recipe Cuisine : Indian   |   Recipe Category :  Lunch
Prep Time: 15  mins + (overnight soak)   |  Cook time: 25mins    Serves: 4


Whole green gram dal - 3/4 cup

Onion - 1

Tomato - 2

Ginger garlic paste(ready-made) - 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Red chillie powder - 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp

Dhaniya powder - 1 tsp

Ghee/ Oil - 1 tblsp

Jeera - 1 tsp

Salt - As needed


  1. Soak dal to approx 4-6 hours and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.Chop onions and tomatoes finely.
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  2. Heat a heavy bottomed vessel with ghee/oil and  splutter jeera. After spluttering,add onions and fry for to min till translucent and add ginger garlic paste and fry till fragrant. 1-green-moong-dal
  3. Add chopped tomatoes along with salt,fry till tomatoes turns mushy and add all the powders. 2-green-moong-dal
  4. Fry for a minute. Then add cooked dal.3-green-moong-dal
  5. Add enough water (1 & 1/2 cups) and cook in low flame for 5-8 minutes,till it becomes a thick.4-green-moong-dal
                Top with butter or fresh cream and serve with any pulavs or Plain rice or roti /chappati

Hereby I am sending this recipe to wonderful and useful event conducted by our dear blogging friend easy crafts from Simple indian food ...
The event is Power less cooking event by Easy crafts

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  1. Delicious rajeshwari!:) It will be a great side dish for chapathis!:)

  2. Lovely entry...thanks a lot

  3. I lce it. My mom makes them and we used to eat with puttu

  4. Raks, hope you had a bright and colorful Diwali!
    very nutritious curry! i make something similar to this which goes well with puttu.

  5. Of course it's valid! It's side dish too, looks yummy!:))

  6. yum...i love green gram :)

  7. Rajeshwari, this looks good, so simple and delicious!

  8. Now that is a dish which is not only valid for the even but also healthy. I love this with curd rice. Hope you had a bright and colorful diwali.

  9. simple healthy and Yum! what a great combo :)

  10. Simple and perfect Raks! :)

  11. Thank you everybody for your lovely comments...:))
    Ya I had a great time on Diwali day ...!!!

  12. as happy cook said, yes we make a similar one to have for puttu

  13. lovely looking dal dish, healthy too.

  14. lovely looking dal dish, healthy too.

  15. I love any dal dish :)

  16. Good one Raj, love it! Good with puttu..

  17. yummmmmmmm dall looks delecious

  18. Hi Raks,
    Hope you had a nice diwali..
    Gram dal looks nice and I like to have this dal with jeera rice. Thanks for sharing.

  19. thanks for stoppin by on my blog. Hope you'd a colorful deepavali. This dal dish is one of my favorites too.

  20. Thankyou all for your compliments....:))

  21. Very homely sidedish..nutritious too...Nice to note you had a fine diwali@ frinds place..
    made suhiyans and posted...gave link to yours too..neenga than ppakkave illa ;(..

  22. GG dal looks good. I don't have enough recipes to cook with this dal. I will add this to my list now:-)

  23. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog, Raks! I quickly checked your blog and everything looks so good! I love whole moong and this curry looks delicious. I have to try your gobi paratha. When Itry to stuff a roti, I always have problem. Will try your way with 2 rotis and stuffing in between. May work better for me

  24. Nice entry for the event Raji. Looks delicious. Sorry for my late comment. Kavin became sick after diwali. The smoke from the fireworks triggered his asthma and we had a very tough week. Still going thru it. Hope he will be better soon.

  25. Bharathy,
    Thankyou for compliments and sorry pa..After seeing ur comment I saw ur post...sorry for missing..HEEHEEE...!!
    thanyou for adding to your list tbc!!
    Welcome vani...and thankyou for ur lovely words...Do try this method and let me know...:)
    I can understand ur situation...no issues if u give ur comments late...I will always wait for your precious comments and your lovely words...:)take care of kavin first!

  26. I love this green dal because it is healthy. I temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and hing. Then I add cooked dal. Then I add to it, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, pinch of garam masala, pinch of daniya masala and cook when it is cooked I garnish it with fresh grated coconut. If I need curry, separately I add butter milk (MOR)and cook for 2 minutes. Enjoy! have it with chapati or with rice.

  27. HI, Raks...i tried the green gram dhal gravy....and it came out very well...i did this as a side dish with soya pulao!! it went really well with the rice!! thanks for the recipe!!

  28. Tried this today.....Came out very well. Thanks for the delicious receipe :)

  29. Tried this today.CAme out very well...Thanks for the delicoius receipe

  30. Hi Raks,Am big fan of You.Today i tried this for roti.Came out very well... Thank U :) :)


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