Muradabadi Moong Ki Dal Recipe (Yellow Moong Dal with Spices)
Moradabad is a popular city of Uttar Pradesh (aka UP) and very much close to my hometown ormay be I should frame it that way nearest big city. Moradabad is famous for it’s export quality brass work, wood work and one more thing Muradabadi Dal, which is so popular in entire region that during evening time you can see loads of street side vendors selling it and on each shop there is bunch of foodie mob snacking on Muradabadi Dal.
At my place, in every wedding Moradabad Dal has to be in the menu and there are special cooks who come from Moradabad to cook this delicacy. I don’t know why my mother made it at home and at every wedding we all use to relish Muradabadi Dal. When I say it has to be in the wedding menu I mean to say in the starters menu, not main course, yes it is enjoyed as a starter, appetizer or snack whatever you like to call it but I have never seen this dal as part of main course.
Recently I visited Agra for a wedding and there it was in the menu, all those fond memories of UP style wedding surfaced in my mind and my husband who has spent few years of schooling in Moradabad snacking on this dal asked me to recreate the recipe once we are back to Bangalore. I never inherited this recipe from my mother so I had no idea what goes in there so I spoke to my MIL and couple of friends from Moradabad who shared the recipe with me.