Moong dal tadka is one of best simple and tastiest of dal recipe that I make. One of everyday kind of daal or dhal yellow dal fry is very light and easy to digest. Moong dal tadka is ready in just about 20 Minutes in a pressure cooker. We love it as it tastes absolutely amazing with paratha /chapati or steamed rice. I sometimes love to have A warm bowl of comforting moong dal just like soup .
Yellow moong dal recipe is popular in Uttar Pradesh and Punjabi cuisine. Though some people consider moong dal tadka as a pretty bland recipe, if you temper it right, mung dal tadka is very delicious.
Dhuli moong dal fry recipe is a staple in the most Punjabi home. When we were growing up, mum used to cook this recipe of moong dal at least once a week. However simple it might look, believe me, it tastes awesome with namak and ajwain ka parantha ( whole wheat flatbread with salt and carom seeds). I don’t cook it at home that frequently, but as I said before, there are times when all you want is simple moong dal chawal and anything else simply fails to satisfy.
Discussions and talks on food help me a lot in choosing the recipes, and what I talk about on the blog. Sometimes, I post the recipes that I love, and at others, I post what is popular and people want the recipes. So coming back to discussions on food, the other day I was at a get-together with friends who were with us from IAF days.
That time I did not know cooking (shared this chapter here:), not even the basics dishes, but wonderful senior ladies helped and guided me. Someone then suggested starting a series on some of the popular everyday recipes for the people who are new to cooking. This struck a cord, it was time to pay back .. someone helped me all those years ago, now is my turn.
Everyday dishes like dals, curries and such basic stuff for completely novice in the kitchen. Being such a person myself ( read the story here ) I know how much I would have loved to have such a resource in my hand. So here it is, everyday Indian Food where I will post most simple basic Indian recipe once or twice a week. The recipes for the times when you want things less complicated, and for the times when you just want to eat that simple Ma ke hath ka khana 🙂
How to make Good Moong Dal Tadka
- While pressure cooking the dal, give it two whistles and immediately release the pressure with a long handle spatula or under the water. Or, just cook it for one whistle and allow to cool naturally. Otherwise, there is a risk of overcooking the dal to a mushy texture.
- For making the dal in 20 Minutes, Cook the tadka alongside while dal is being pressure cooked.
- Adding Kasuri methi along with dhania for final garnish lifts the flavors and give you a tasty dhuli moong dal tadka.
Let’s start with Punjabi Moong Dal Tadka recipe.
If you love dal here are few Dal recipes which you may want to try, Gujrati Dal, Dal Fry , Sabut Masoor Dal , Langar wali dal, Arhar ki Dal, Dal Makhani (healthy version), Punjabi sabut moong dal, Punjabi Dal Palak