Mooli Moong Dal

Mooli Moong Dal

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Mooli or white radish is extensively used in Rajasthani cooking unlike in other parts of India where it's merely considered a salad vegetable. Radish adds sharp and pungent accents in this bland moong dal. And like all traditional Rajasthani recipes, this dal too, is tempered with ghee. Some households even add tender radish leaves along with the radish to provide extra flavour to the dal. You can do that too!

Mooli Moong Dal recipe - How to make Mooli Moong Dal

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  1. Combine the radish, moong dal, turmeric powder, salt and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the cumin seeds, bayleaf and cloves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the green chillies, ginger, asafoetida, chilli powder, cooked radish-dal mixture and ½ cup water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the coriander and mix well.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy123 cal
Protein6.4 g
Carbohydrates16.2 g
Fiber2.9 g
Fat3.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium18.2 mg
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Mooli Moong Dal
 on 21 Jan 21 10:21 PM

Yummy! The radish adds a very nice texture and mild flavor. I''ll be making this again!
Tarla Dalal
22 Jan 21 03:19 PM
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Mooli Moong Dal
 on 11 Jun 18 11:45 PM

Tried this and liked it, radish added a different texture. A lil bland do maybe next time we add some tomatoes and garam masala for extra flavour. Thank you for so many amazing recipes!
Tarla Dalal
13 Jun 18 09:14 AM
   Hi Sumi, Thanks for your suggestion. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Mooli Moong Dal
 on 06 Mar 18 08:19 PM

Awesome love you so much for such tasty recipes
Tarla Dalal
07 Mar 18 08:58 AM
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Mooli Moong Dal
 on 27 May 16 09:26 PM

Would you tell how to do this without pressure cooker.TY
Tarla Dalal
28 May 16 12:33 PM
   Hi, You can cover and cook it in a deep non-stick pan, but it will take more time.
Edited after original posting.
Mooli Moong Dal
 on 21 Oct 14 07:44 PM

Awesome!! But i added lil bit of punjabi spices as tamatar, pyaz, garam masala
Mooli Moong Dal
 on 06 Sep 14 12:57 PM

A not so spicy dal. Raddish gives a nice flavour to the dal.