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Step by Step Easy Moong masoor daal Recipe

Well, well, well ! This is my first post of any Daal (Lentil Curry) on blog. And to be honest, I never had any intention to add a daal category on the blog.

May be, in my opinion daal is so simple to make, why would anyone need it’s recipe. But I was wrong. One of my followers was requesting a daal recipe for almost 6 months and I had no choice but to post it. I must thank him as I just loved making this daal for blog.

For me, daal is LAZY day lunch. Soothing, comforting and super easy. My mom would make this daal whenever our cook took an off between working days. Like, she would just boil the lentil and go to work. After school, I would add the tempering.

Tips of making Daal

  • I used a mix of yellow and red lentils im equa; proportions. But actually you can use just red lentil (250 gram) or just yellow lentil (250 gram) and follow the recipe as it is.
  • You can skip soaking but soaking makes the lentil get really tender.
  • Daal also makes delicious soup. It is usually served with rice, lemon pickle and fresh kachumber salad.


How to make Kaboli?

Smoked Kaboli taste so yum, its a next level daal experience.

You can mix roti ( broken in small bites) rice, sliced onion and lots of daal in bowl. Then smoke it. (To smoke: Keep red hot charcoal on a foil, over daal roti mixture. Then pour few drops of oil and cover lid immediately to trap smoke. Keep the bowl covered for 5 minutes. Serve with more daal and your favourite pickle.Enjoy. (I’ll try to discuss this in separate post inshallah.)

If you like such easy one pot, dump in all ingredients then slow cook recipes, check out these two super easy and delicious recipes. (I keep my every cooking really convenient and easy.)

Aloo Gosht (Lamb Potato Curry)

Curry Goat Recipe

Aloo Keema ( Mince Potato Curry)

Easy Moong Masoor Daal Recipe

Easy Mung Masoor Daal Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Soaking Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Enjoy an easy, hearty lentil curry with rice and fresh salad to make a most comfy meal.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: Easy Mung Masoor Daal Recipe
Servings: 4 serving
  • 125 grams red lentils (or ½ cup plus 2 tablespoon)
  • 125 grams yellow lentils (or ½ cup plus 2 tablespoon)
  • 4 cups water more as required.
  • 1 onion cut in four pieces
  • 2 to tomatoes cut in four pieces
  • ¾ tablespoon green chilli paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seed
  • ½ teaspoon all spice powder (garam masala)
  • 1 teaspoon salt more to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon tamarind pulp or 2-3 tablespoon lemon juice
For tempering
  • ½ cup oil or less
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ inch chopped ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 green chillies cut in half
  • 3 twig curry leaves optional
  • A pinch turmeric
  1. Rinse and soak both lentils in 4 cups warm water for 30 minutes.
  2. In a pot take soaked lentil with water, add onions, tomatoes and all spices. Bring it to boil then cover the pot. Cook for 20 minutes on medium heat until very soft.
  3. With a potato meshed mesh lentil for 5 minutes until it form a puree. Add water as required until desired consistency is reached. Now, add tamarind pulp and continue to cook on low heat.
For tempering
  1. In a another pan, fry onions until light golden, then add all ingredients of tempering and fry for 1 minutes.
  2. Add tempering to lentils pot and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Finally, garnish with coriander and serve.
Recipe Notes

You may add more heated oil on individual serving. Or simply top with some butter.

Step by step Moong Masoor Daal Recipe

Rinse both lentils and soak in 4 cups warm water for 30 minutes.

After soaking, in same water, add tomatoes, onions, and all ingredients of Spices list. Cover the lid and boil for 20 minutes on medium heat or until very soft.

I like to remove skin of tomatoes with a fork but you can skip it.

Mash the daal with a potato masher for 5 minutes until it looks like a puree. (Traditionally, a GHOTNA tool is used to mash DAAL or HALEEM)

That’s what the daal looks like.

Add tamarind pulp. (You can substitute tamarind pulp with lemon juice.)

Add more water to daal, if needed, to reach desired consistency.

In thick bottomed pan, fry onion slices on medium until golden.

When onions are golden add all ingredients of tempering. Give all of it a stir, and fry for a minutes.

Add tempering to daal pot. Cover the lid and simmer daal for 10 minutes on lowest heat. (You can save some tempering for garnish if you like.)

Finally, add freshly chopped coriander /cilantro leaves. And serve.

moong masoor daal recipe


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