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Muradabadi Moong Ki Dal Recipe

Learn how to make delicious Muradabadi Moong Dal prepared with yellow moong dal and lots of spices. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 1 Cup yellow moong dal
  • 1 tbsp tamarind pulp
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • Salt as per taste
  • ¼ tsp of asafoetida hing

For serving

  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • 2 green chili seeded and chopped
  • A thumb size piece of ginger julienned
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp chaat masala
  • 2 – 3 lemon wedges
  • A fistful of coriander leaves chopped
  • 20 g butter cut into small cubes
  • Cup cubes of paneer
  • 2 tbsp ghee


  • Wash & soak the dal for at least 30 minutes.
  • Boil dal with 4 cups of water along with salt, asafoetida, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and tamarind pulp.
  • Once dal is cooked mash it nicely.
  • Remove the dal from the fire, ladle the dal into the serving bowls.
  • In the pan heat ghee, once ghee is hot add cumin seeds. When seeds start crackling switch off the flame and add a spoonful of tadka on each bowl of dal.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of cumin, red chili powder, chaat masala along with a spoonful of chopped onion, tomato, paneer, ginger slices and green chili.
  • To finish of garnish, sprinkle chopped coriander, a small cube of butter and squeeze juice of a lemon on top.
  • Serve Muradabadi Moong Ki Dal warm.