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moong dal



Moong Dal is a staple dish in the Indian subcontinent, known for its nutritional benefits. It is also known as 'green gram' or 'mung bean' and contains high amounts of protein, fiber and other vital nutrients. This dish is easy to prepare and can be paired with rice, roti, or consumed as a comforting soup. Its light and easy-to-digest nature make it a preferred choice in many households

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moong dal

1 cup

ghee (clarified butter)

2 tablespoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

finely chopped onion


- 2

minced garlic

3 cloves


1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Chopped cilantro for garnishing



Step 1:

Rinse the moong dal until the water runs clear. Soak it for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker or pot, add the cumin seeds and let them sputter.

Step 3:

Add the finely chopped onions and minced garlic to the pot and sauté until golden brown.

Step 4:

Drain the soaked moong dal and add it to the pot.

Step 5:

Add the turmeric, salt, and enough water to cover the dal.

Step 6:

Pressure cook the dal for about 10-15 minutes or until it’s soft and thoroughly cooked.

Step 7:

Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.

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