How to make Moong Mooshur Daal -

A typical Bengali preparation – mixed split green gram and split red lentils that goes so well with steamed rice

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal), Split red letnils (masoor dal)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Moong Mooshur Daal

Moong Mooshur Daal Recipe Card


The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Moong Mooshur Daal Recipe

  • Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) soaked 1/2 cup

  • Split red letnils (masoor dal) soaked 1/2 cup

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 4-5 cloves

  • Medium onions chopped 2

  • Medium tomato 1

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 2

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped to garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, reduce heat and saute till they change colour. Add garlic, mix and sauté for a minute. Add onions, mix and sauté on medium heat till they turn golden brown.

Step 2

Chop the tomato and add, mix and continue to sauté on medium heat for 2-3 minutes or till soft and pulpy. Add turmeric powder, salt, sugar and broken green chillies, mix and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Add split green gram and split red lentils, mix and sauté on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add sufficient water and mix well. Cover and cook under pressure on medium heat till 3 whistles are given out or till the both the grams are completely cooked.

Step 4

Open the cooker once the pressure has reduced completely, transfer cooked dal in into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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