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

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 (5)

Rajashree Kinagi9 months ago

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

Nahid Ahmad2 years ago

Nice recipi

Salil Chaturvedi2 years ago


Karthik Km3 years ago

Delicious :ok_hand:

Ritu Sarin3 years ago


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