Kanch Moong Dal

Kanch Moong Dal

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A no-fuss recipe from the Bengali repertoire, Kanch Moong Dal is a delightful, mildly spiced dish that you can make anyday.

This traditional recipe is made with just a teaspoon of oil, and derives its flavour from a tempering of red chillies and seeds.

It is apt for weight watchers and those trying to reduce cholesterol too. This Dal tends to thicken after a while, so if you are having it later, add a little water to it.

Enjoy it hot with rice or rotis .

Kanch Moong Dal recipe - How to make Kanch Moong Dal

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 5 servings
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  1. Combine the yellow moong dal, turmeric powder, salt and 2½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the dry red chillies, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and bayleaf and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the onions, garlic paste and ginger paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the cooked dal, coriander, little salt and 1½ cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy122 cal
Protein7.6 g
Carbohydrates19.8 g
Fiber2.6 g
Fat1.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium9.5 mg


Kanch Moong Dal
 on 30 Sep 20 05:25 PM

Good. Quick and easy
Tarla Dalal
01 Oct 20 11:08 AM
   Thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
Kanch Moong Dal
 on 25 Apr 20 07:54 PM

It’s tastes good .. just that it’s not spicy it’s very mild in taste .. people who like to have lil spicy then I guess green chillies should be added ..
Kanch Moong Dal
 on 07 Jan 17 03:34 PM

Such a easy dal to make for someone like me who hardly cooks. Made it really quickly and my dal turned out perfect and delicious after following the detailed instructions. Will make it everyday for my tiffin. Love it with my rotis.