Moong Masoor Dal


  • 1/2 cup moong dal (yellow lentils)
  • 1/2 cup Masoor Dal (red lentils)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 dry red chilli, broken
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Chopped coriander leaves to garnish
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash and soak the dals together for 30 minutes. Drain the water and set aside
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker
  3. Add bay leaf and cumin seeds
  4. Add garlic and dry red chilli
  5. When the garlic turns brown, add the tomatoes and cook till it becomes mushy
  6. Add the dal and sauté for 5 minutes
  7. Add turmeric powder and salt to taste
  8. Pour 4 cups of water and close the cooker
  9. Let it whistle once, lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes
  10. Before serving, add chopped coriander leaves

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