Lehsuni Moong Dal Tadka Recipe

Make this Lehsuni Moong Dal Tadka for dinner tonight. All it takes is 20 minutes to make and your dal for lunch or dinner will be ready. Serve it along with a Aloo Methi Sabzi and a hot bowl of steamed rice for dinner.

Archana Doshi
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Moong Dal Tadka is a very simple and healthy dal recipe that requires a handful of ingredients but is packed with flavour. It makes a great lunch or dinner and is one of my favourite comfort foods. I guarantee you will love this recipe! Enjoy as a soup or with steamed rice and/or chapati with a little pickle on the side.

Serve Moong Dal Tadka along with Stuffed Karela With Aloo and Phulkas for a delicious weeknight dinner or even a cozy lunch.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other dal recipes such as

  1. Pudina Moong Dal Recipe
  2. Elaneer Rasam Recipe
  3. Green Apple Rasam Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
  • 1 Tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste
  • Water , as required
  • Lemon , juice extracted
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped for serving
  • For the tadka
  • 1 tablespoons Ghee
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 Green Chillies , slit
  • 4 cloves Garlic , sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon SSP Asafoetida (Hing)

How to make Lehsuni Moong Dal Tadka Recipe

  1. To begin making the Lehsuni Moong Dal Tadka, first prep all the ingredient and keep them ready.

  2. Into a pressure cooker, add the moong dal, chopped tomatoes, ginger, salt, turmeric powder and 2-1/2 cups of water. Pressure cook the moong dal for 4 to 5 whistles and turn off the heat.

  3. Allow the pressure to release naturally, as the moong dal would continue to cook as long as there is pressure inside the cooker.

  4. Once done, open the pressure cooker, give the moong dal a slight mash, squeeze in the lemon juice, add the chopped coriander leaves and give it a taste. Adjust the salt accordingly.

  5. Once done, transfer the moong dal to a serving bowl.

  6. Now for the tadka, preheat a pan over medium high heat. Once heated; add the ghee, cumin seeds, garlic, green chillies and allow the garlic to roast for about a minute until lightly golden brown.

  7. Once done, add the pinch of asafoetida/ hing and turn off the heat.

  8. Pour this tadka into the Moong dal and serve hot.

  9. Serve Moong Dal Tadka along with Stuffed Karela With Aloo and Phulkas for a delicious weeknight dinner or even a cozy lunch.