Moong Chilka Dal | Split Green Gram Dal

Moong Chilka Dal is one of the comforting dal that we make once in a week.It tastes wonderful with steamed hot rice and roti.There is nothing more you will need other than this perfect combo.

In my family we would make the dry curries in the day and gravy or rasewali sabzi or dal in the night for dinner.Apart from most of the other dals that I cook this one takes less time and is very light and filling as well.Moong Chilka Dal is my little one’s favorite and she would love to eat it without tempering.

This is how it goes on for dinner in my home.

Monday –Moong Chilka,
Tuesday-chana dal,
Wednesday-Urad dhuli,
Thursday-moth dal ,
Friday-moong sabut,
Saturday –black chickpea and Sunday-Rajma or kidney beans.

Every week the dals would change from dhuli(washed) to chilka(split) to sabut(whole) but it must have to be the “dals”.Sometimes I would be so bored of eating dal and then the gravy curries came to rescue.That is our regular and very simple meal ideas nothing fancy.

Blogging Marathon#60
Theme-Family Recipes
Dish-Moong Chilka Dal

1 cup moong chilka dal/split green gram
4-5 garlic cloves,minced
1 tomato,chopped
2 green chilli,chopped
1 teaspoon ginger,grated
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
a pinch aseftida
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
3 tablespoon clarified butter/ghee
water as required
few coriander leaves,chopped

Wash and cook moong dal in pressure cooker with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder and 3 cups of water for 1 whistle.
Heat ghee in a a pan and add aseftida and cumin seeds.Let the cumin splutter.
Now add ginger and garlic.Saute till light brown in color.
Add turmeric,coriander ,red chilli powder and salt.Mix and add tomatoes and green chilli.
Stir and cook until tomatoes are soft and ghee comes out from the sides of pan.
Add this tadka/tempering over the cooked moong dal.Simmer the dal without lid for 5-7 minutes.Add more or less water if dal seems thick or thin.
Remove from heat and add chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice and roti.

Serve-4 Cooking time-30 minutes

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

10 comments on “Moong Chilka Dal | Split Green Gram Dal”

  1. Annu Swamy says:

    Dal is a must in our home too. This one looks yum.

  2. Pavani N says:

    Such a delicious and comforting dal Sapana. Looks yummy!!

  3. Kalyani says:

    i like the idea of switching dals, and that too with varying details… so many households i know also do this.. somehow never come around with a routine !! ur dal looks sooooo comforting n i LOVE that red bowl !!

  4. Hiba abbas says:

    Nice aromatic dal , and I love the way you have added this as a necessity for mealsmeals.

  5. This is one yummy, comfort food. My kids' favorite one to go with rotis.

  6. Wow, wat a nutritious dal, comforting food for me.

  7. Moong dal is such a regular feature in my home that my friends will always ask jokingly "dal bana aayi" and I love this super easy and light moong dal

  8. Love how you plated it. Comforting dal.

  9. Dal is an all time favourite. Looks so delicious with the rice..

  10. I love the pattern of that plate and bowl – this is plated in such an attractive way

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