Cauliflower Moong Dal Recipe

Cauliflower Moong Dal Recipe
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Cauliflower Moong Dal Recipe is a comforting side dish recipe which is also easy to prepare. This is a an old recipe that is passed on from generations in my family. Seasoned with fresh cilantro, golden turmeric and cumin, this recipe has a cooling effect on body due to moong dal. Serve Cauliflower Moong Dal Recipe along with phulkas or Gehun Bhajra Thepla Recipe for lunch or dinner.

If you like this recipe, here are more toor dal recipes to consider trying

  1. Moong Dal Halwa Recipe
  2. Pudina Moong Dal Recipe
  3. Moong Dal Mini Samosas
  4. Moong Dal Dubka Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Side Dish
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

60 M

Total in

70 M


6 Servings


  • 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
  • 1 Cauliflower (gobi)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Oil , (adjust)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , minced
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder

How to make Cauliflower Moong Dal Recipe

  1. To prepare Cauliflower Moong Dal Recipe, dry roast the moong dal for few minutes to get a nice aroma.

  2. Soak the dal in water for about 15-20 minutes

  3. Now wash the dal and put in a saucepan. Add around 4 cups of water, salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder and the whole green chili to the dal.

  4. Let the dal to cook for around 15-20 minutes or until the dal become just soft.

  5. Now heat oil or ghee in another pan/kadai.

  6. Add the chopped onion in the oil and fry them until soft.

  7. Add the ginger, tomato and stir them to mix. (If it is needed, add a little water so that your masala do not burn). Stir in the masala until everything gets cooked well.

  8. Add the cauliflower florets in the pan and stir carefully to coat all the floret with the masala.

  9. Then carefully pour the cooked dal in the pan, give a stir and cover the pan; and let it cook for around another 15-20 minutes or until the cauliflower become soft.

  10. Sprinkle garam masala on the top, switch off the heat and serve Cauliflower Moong Dal Recipe along with phulkas or Gehun Bhajra Thepla Recipe for lunch or dinner.

Cauliflower Moong Dal Recipe is part of the Recipe Contest: Lost Recipes From Ancestral Kitchens