Khatti Moong Daal | How to make Khatti Moong Daal

By Anjana Chaturvedi  |  29th Sep 2015  |  
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About Khatti Moong Daal Recipe

Healthy and easy whole green lentils cooked with fresh herbs and yogurt.

Khatti Moong Daal is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Khatti Moong Daal in your kitchen. This recipe requires few minutes for preparation and 25 minutes to cook. The Khatti Moong Daal by Anjana Chaturvedi has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Khatti Moong Daal at home without any difficulty. Khatti Moong Daal is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Khatti Moong Daal would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Khatti Moong Daal this weekend. Share your Khatti Moong Daal cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Anjana Chaturvedi for inputs. In case you have any queries for Khatti Moong Daal you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Anjana Chaturvedi. You can also rate the Khatti Moong Daal and give feedback.

Khatti Moong Daal

Ingredients to make Khatti Moong Daal

  • 1 cup Whole Green Lentils / Sabut Moong
  • 1.5 tbsp ginger / Adrak chopped
  • 1/2 cup yogurt / Dahi
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric or Haldi Powder
  • to taste Salt / namak
  • 1 tbsp lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 1/2 tsp sugar / Chini
  • 3 tbsp Fresh coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya chopped
  • 5 Kokam or tamrind
  • Tadka/waghar
  • 3/4 tsp cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 2 tsp green chillies / Hari Mirch chopped
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter / Desi Ghee
  • 4 Dried red chilli shredded
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds / Methidana

How to make Khatti Moong Daal

  1. Wash and soak sabut moong for at least 1 hour prior to cooking. Take a pressure cooker, add ghee, methi dana & cumin seeds.
  2. Once the seeds start to crackle, add in the chopped green chilies, curry leaves & asafoetida.
  3. Now add in the soaked daal along with 2 glasses of water & pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or till it is cooked well & becomes soft & mushy.
  4. Once cooked, open the cooker & mash the daal using a whisk. Whisk the yogurt, few curry leaves, sugar, salt, turmeric, kokum, chopped ginger & the shredded red chilies into the daal.
  5. Add in approximately 2 - 2.5 cups of water. Stir well & let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Add in the fresh coriander & lemon juice. Remove from the flame.
  6. Add 1 tsp of ghee into the whole moong daal just before serving.

My Tip:

Goes best with steamed rice or rotis. You can also make a puree and serve it as a lentil soup. Instead of kokum dried or fresh raw mango slices can also be used. Vegans - you can skip yogurt & increase the amount of lemon juice.

Reviews for Khatti Moong Daal (4)

Nahid Ahmad6 months ago

Nice recipi

Salil Chaturvedi9 months ago


Karthik Kma year ago

Delicious :ok_hand:

Ritu Sarin2 years ago


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