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250 yellow moong dal recipes

Last Updated : Apr 19,2019


पीली मूंग दाल रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (yellow moong dal recipes in Hindi)
પીળી મગની દાળ રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (yellow moong dal recipes in Gujarati)

Yellow Moong Dal Recipes

yellow moong dal recipe collection. indian yellow moong dal recipes.  Moong dal that has been skinned and split so that its yellow color shows is called Yellow moong dal. This moong dal can in turn be converted into a flour/powder or a paste or cooked down to a liquid. Even though almost all recipes that have moong dal are savory, there are a few amazing sweet recipes as well that have been eaten in India since generations on end. Below is a gist of the versatility of moong dal which is showed by the sheer versatility of yellow moong dal recipes.

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Yellow Moong Dal Recipes for Indian Food

Cabbage and Dal ParathaCabbage and Dal Paratha

Parathas/rotis - Moong dal and Indian food go hand in hand. It is used as various forms in parathas, rotis, subzis and dals, breaking the common misconception that moong dal can only be used to make the dal-chawal. Yellow moong dal cooks fast while still remaining a little crunchy. That comes in handy while making Yellow moong dal and Spring Onion Parathas or even Cabbage dal paratha as it gives an excellent flavor and texture. If you want to avoid any other vegetables, you can simply make Dal Paratha, where the dal is sautéed with spices and then filled.

Yellow Moong Dal Subzis – even though dals are usually not eaten as subzis, you can make certain exceptions. Methi and Moong Dal Subzi is a simple, healthy subzi that can be made in under 10 minutes with a jeera and garlic flavor running through it. Replacing methi with suva/dill and cooking the dal with tomatoes, gives a really nice texture without it being too mushy, making Moong Dal and Suva Subzi amazing to eat.

Dals and Khichdis – When cooked and grinded properly, yellow moong dal gives a super creamy texture which is perfect to make Dal. Spicy Yellow Moong dal is made without any oil and still tastes just as amazing then the one with tadka.  Combining moong dal with masoor dal and aromatics like ginger, garlic and rai creates a flavorful, fragrant Dal Fry. Khichdi, a traditional Gujarati rice and dal recipe, is perked up with the benefit of bajra in the Bajra and Moong dal Khichdi.

Yellow Moong Dal Recipes for Soups

It's such an unusual way to think of dal being put in soup, but I promise you it is wonderful! The Healthy Lentil soup is wonderful appetizer to go with your food and it doesn’t pound on the calories like crazy! Another zero-oil recipe is Moong Dal and Spinach Soup which has the intense saltiness of palak with the mildness of the moong dal. Replacing a meal with a One Meal Soup made with moong dal, carrots and onions is not only filling, but also nutritious.

Yellow Moong Dal Recipes for Snacks

Poha Yellow Moong Dal DosaPoha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa

Generally dosas are made with urad dal. What people don’t know is that even moong dal is used to make crispy, healthy dosas like Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa. A very Famous Gujarati snack, with a slight twist, is Moong Dal Khichu, which makes it even more delicious. Here the rice flour is replaced with yellow moong dal, seasoned with green chillies and cumin seeds and served with koro sambhar.

A Kachori is a crispy, deep fried snack with different types of fillings, perfect for any occasion and loved by all. One really famous variation of it is Moong Dal Kachori, where the other casing is stuffed with a spicy moong dal mixture. This filling is also added in a different type of kachori to make Khasta Kachori Chaat, where the kachori is super flaky and perfect.

Moong Dal DhoklaMoong Dal Dhokla

Moong Dal Dhokla, a fluffy snack in which moong dal is fermented with besan, topped with a tadka, is snack that is loved by Gujaratis all around the world. The fact that they are so much fun to eat and sponge like, is just an icing on the cake. May it be the rainy season or not, Moong dal Pakodas are much loved as they crispy on outside and soft on the inside.

Yellow Moong Dal Recipes for Desserts

Since Moong dal has such a neutral flavor, it can easily be incorporated into sweet recipes. Moong Dal halwa is enjoyed throughout Rajasthan during the winter months and can be stored for long time. Even though it takes time to prepare, it is most definitely worth the effort. Just like that in the south they make Sweet Pongal, an offering of rice and dal, sweetened with jaggery and mixed with nuts, which is presented as Prasad to god. 

Enjoy our 251 yellow moong dal recipes given below.



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There is no better way to end a busy day, than with a bowl of khichdi and curds. However, those who suffer from acidity often have to stay away from rice-based khichdi. However, you can have this Barley Vegetable Khichdi instead, because barley is more stomach-friendly. The veggies give the khic ....
These thin, savoury pancakes are so tasty you will love to snack on them any time; at the same time they are so satiating that you can even have them for breakfast. Made with a batter of mixed dals perked up with ginger, green chillies and other ingredients, the Mixed Dal Chila is both tasty and ....
This mouth-watering khichdi makes a complete meal with just a cup of curds and a papad because it is so self-contained in terms of flavours. From garlicky and tangy to mildly spicy, this delicious Palak Khichdi has everything you would love to have in a one-dish meal .With greens, rice and dal, it i ....
No time to prepare khichdi and kadhi? Here is a delicious recipe that combines the goodness of both in one bowl. Made with rice, yellow moong dal and curds, along with everyday spices, the Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi has the lingering flavour of curds and an inherent simplicity and lightness that mak ....
Chila is the perfect pair for your evening tea. Easy and quick, it is also healthy. Tasty by itself, this Moong Dal and Paneer Chila requires no accompaniment, which makes it easy to serve as an
This is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre. Its creamy consistency and mild flavours make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester. But I’m sure you will enjoy it all through your ....
Good health in a bowlful, that is what this soup is! Moong Dal and Spinach Soup is a zero-oil recipe, brimful of protein, vitamin A and iron – all of which will make your eyes sharp and keen. Moreover, the use of low-fat milk reduces the calorie content of this recipe, while retaining a good q ....
A perfect low-calorie substitute for creamy tomato soup in which the creamy texture is retained by the addition of protein rich moong dal and low-fat milk. The use of only 1 tsp of butter for 6 servings makes this r ....
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
With five protein-rich dals, this spicy mixed dal version combines curds and traditional spices to give a tangy, spicy, delectable accompaniment for parathas and rotis. This dal can be prepared easily and quickly, but remember to soak them together for an hour to ensure uniform cooking.
A delicious snack for packed lunch which your child will surely enjoy in his play school!
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
Moong Dal Mangodi is a pakoda or wadi like snack made with a batter of soaked and spiced moong dal. The batter is piped out as small pieces, sun-dried and preserved in airtight containers. On cold winter days in dessert regions like Rajasthan when fresh veggies might not be available, these ta ....
This is a marwari delicacy of moong dal vadas immersed in tangy mustard flavoured liquid. The 'kanji' or 'rai ka pani' as it is known needs to be prepared a day in advance so that all the flavours mellow down. The vadas are added the following day. Kanji vadas are a popular snack sold on the str ....
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