Green Moong Dal Recipe, Akha Moong Dal Recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Punjabi
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Serves: 2
Green mung dal or akha mung dal recipe - A mildly spicy green gram lentil soup cooked in onion and tomato gravy with Indian spices.
  • Green moong/akha mung: 1 cup, boiled
  • Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida/hing: 1/4 tsp
  • Onion : 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • Tomato: 1 cup, finely chopped
  • Ginger:1/2 tsp, grated
  • Garlic: 1/2 tsp, minced
  • Green chili : 1 piece slit
  • Red chili powder: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice:1 tsp
  • Coriander: 1 tbsp for garnish
  • Salt: 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
  1. Wash green moong dal thoroughly in water and soak them in water overnight or atleast for 4 hour.
  2. Once the moong dal is soaked, boil the moong dal in pressure cooker for 6-7 minutes or until 2 whistles.
  3. Finely chop the onions and tomatoes. Grate the ginger and mince the garlic.
Making green gram dal or sabut mung dal
  1. Now in a flat pan heat oil and add cumin seeds/jeera.
  2. Once the cumin seeds changes it color add ginger, garlic and green chili and saute till the rawness of ginger is gone.
  3. Now throw in the chopped onion and cook for about 2 min until golden brown in color.
  4. Then add the tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are soft.
  5. Add dry Indian spice like red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste Mix well all the ingredients and cook for about 3 min.
  6. Now add the boiled moong dal along with water and cook for 2 more min.
  7. Once moong dal is well cook at the end add the lemon juice.
  8. And garnish whole moong dal with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with roti, chapati, jeera rice or steamed rice.
1. Sabut moong dal after soaking becomes double so soak accordingly.
2. You can temper the spices in ghee/clarified butter instead of oil to give shahi touch to this mung dal.
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