Turai Moong Dal Recipe

Turai Moong Dal Recipe is a healthy everday cooking dish, made with ridge gourd and yellow moong dal. This dish can be put together in under 30 minutes. Serve it over some steamed rice and a dollop of ghee.

Archana Doshi
Turai Moong Dal Recipe
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Turai Moong Dal, also known as Turiya Moong Dal Recipe, has a subtle sweetness that it gets from the ridge gourd (turai) itself.

When combined with some spices and cooked along with the lentils it imparts a soft and tender texture to the palate. 

Serve this turai moong  dal along with Sukhi Aloo Sabzi and Thepla’s that are almost necessity to be made along with this dish. Another favorite combination that we love is to pour a ladle full of Turai Moong Dal over hot bowl rice topped with melted ghee.

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Course: Side Dish
Diet: No Onion No Garlic (Sattvic)
Prep in

25 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

55 M


3-4 Servings


    Main Ingredients
  • 2 Ridge Gourd (Turai/ Peerkangai) , peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 Green Chillies , slit
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , few, for garnish
  • Ingredients for Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Sunflower Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)

How to make Turai Moong Dal Recipe

  1. To begin making the Turai Moong Dal, I will show you a simple and easy method of how to cook the vegetable and the dal together in a pressure cooker.

  2. Add the diced turai, the moond dal, salt, green chillies,turmeric powder and sugar along with 1 cup of water into the pressure cooker. Place the weight on and cover the pressure cooker and cook the turai moong dal until you hear 2 whistles. After two whistles, turn the heat to low and simmer the dal for exactly 3 minutes. Turn off the heat.

  3. Allow the pressure cooker to release the pressure naturally, as the dal will continue to cook in the pressure cooker even when it is turned off.

Method for Seasoning
  1. Heat oil in a small pan; add in the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle. Once they crackle add it to the cooked turai moong dal and stir it in.

  2. Finally, squeeze the juice from one lemon and stir in the chopped coriander leaves.

  3. Check the salt levels and adjust to suit your taste.

  4. Serve the Turai Moong Dal along with Sukhi Aloo Sabzi and Thepla’s for lunch or dinner.

Last Modified On Friday, 05 October 2018 08:03
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