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, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Anjana Chaturvedi. Khatti Moong Daal is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Khatti Moong Daal is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Khatti Moong Daal by Anjana Chaturvedi is perfect to serve 5 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Khatti Moong Daal.

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 (2)

Rajashree Kinagia year ago

I tried this recipe Turned out really yummy :yum::yum:

Nahid Ahmad2 years ago

Nice recipi

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