They say if you don't know how to cook a decent dal, you basically don't know how to cook. Moong dal is the split version of whole mung beans also known as green gram. Lentils are an important part of Pakistani and Indian Cuisine. In India dal is commonly cooked in pressure cooker so that they become wonderfully tender and served as saucy main dish with roti or rice. Moong dal recipe that I am going to share here also called yellow lentil. Moong dal originally is greenish in color but turns to yellow color once the husk is removed. Compared to other lentils moong dal is easy to digest therefor they are often recommended for low glycemic diet and are a part of detox diet in ayurveda. It is not rocket science to cook perfect tadke wali moong dal but people still find it difficult.
This recipe of moong dal fry with tadka is not bland and boring daal as it is bursting with flavors. I have shared a detailed step by step recipe of moong dal with tarka of fusion spices for you. Must try this recipe in your daily routine and enjoy.
In a pan heat cooking oil and add chopped onions in it. Fry these for a minute or till they become translucent (we do not need to change the color of onions here).
Add garlic, fry for few seconds and then add chopped tomtoes.
Now add salt, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and cumin powder in this onion masala, cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add a little water in this masala, give it a stir, cover the pot and let the masala cook till the tomatoes are soft.
Add moong lentil and fry for 3-4 minutes.
Now add green chilies and mix well.
Add 4 cups of water, give a mix, cover the pot and cook the moong lentil until it is completely soft. Stir moong dal in between until the desired consistency.
Now prepare tadka for moong dal. In a frying pan heat ghee or cooking oil and add button red chillies, chopped garlic, cumin seeds in i. Fry for few seconds.
Then add red chilli powder, give it a stir and tarka is ready.
Quickly add this tadka in the cooked dal, cover the pot with lid to lock the flavors.
Delicious and easy tadke wali moong dal is ready, garnish with chopped fresh coriander and serve.