Moong Dal Dubka Recipe

Nithya Anantham
Moong Dal Dubka Recipe
1363 ratings.

Moong Dal Dubka Recipe is a very popular lentils recipe from the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Kumaoni food is very simple yet very nutritious owing to the climatic conditions. Dubka is a hearty winter dish and usually had during the winters. It is a powerhouse of proteins and an easy recipe to dish out in no time. Serve the Moong Dal Dubka Recipe along with Steamed Rice and Kalonji Gobi Aloo recipe for a hearty winter lunch.

Take a look at the other ways in which lentils can be cooked

  1. Lentils and Mixed Grains Kichada Recipe
  2. One Pot Creamy Spinach Lentils Recipe
  3. Mixed Millet And Lentils Adai Recipe
  4. Moong Dal Halwa Recipe (Warm Lentil Pudding with Nuts and Spices)

Course: Side Dish
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split) , soaked for an hour
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard oil
  • Salt , Salt to taste
  • Ingredients for the spice paste
  • 1 Onion , roughly chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 3 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns

How to make Moong Dal Dubka Recipe

  1. To begin making Moong Dal Dubka Recipe, wash and soak the moong dal for an hour, then grind it to a coarse paste using a mixer grinder and keep aside.

  2. Make a fine paste of the ingredients mentioned in the spice paste table using a mixer and keep aside.

  3. Smoke mustard oil in a wide pan on medium heat till it is seasoned well.

  4. Add the ground spice paste into it and fry until the raw smell of the onion garlic goes away.

  5. Add the tomato puree, turmeric powder, season with salt and saute until the tomato puree is cooked well.

  6. Now, add the coarsely ground moong dal mix and enough water and let it simmer until the dal is cooked.

  7. It keeps getting thicker, so adjust the amount of water to your desired consistency and season with required salt.

  8. Switch off the flame and serve the Moong Dal Dubka Recipe along with Steamed Rice and Kalonji Gobi Aloo recipe for a hearty winter lunch.