Chilkewali Mung Dhal Curry | How to make Chilkewali Mung Dhal Curry

By Vanitha Bhat  |  4th Mar 2018  |  
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Chilkewali Mung Dhal Curryby Vanitha Bhat
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About Chilkewali Mung Dhal Curry Recipe

Split mung bean dal cooked in aromatic Indian spices, onions and tomatoes; perfect with a bowl of hot steaming rice or any Indian flat bread.

Chilkewali Mung Dhal Curry

Ingredients to make Chilkewali Mung Dhal Curry

  • ½ cup split mung bean dal with skin
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 to 3 cloves
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 green chillies
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon oil/ghee
  • coriander leaves for garnishing

How to make Chilkewali Mung Dhal Curry

  1. Wash and drain the split mung bean dhal. Place in a pressure cooker/pan, add about 1 to 1 ½ cups of water (up to 1 inch above the dhal). Close the pressure pan and cook on high.
  2. After one whistle, lower the heat and cook for about 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can cook the dhal in a saucepan with lots of water till soft and tender. Let the pressure drop on its own and then open the pressure pan.
  3. Mash the dhal. You may choose to make it into a fine paste or leave it a little coarse.
  4. In a deep kadai, heat oil/gheeOnce the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and cloves; sauté for a few seconds. Add the finely chopped onions along with garlic and green chillies; fry for a few minutes till the onions are slightly soft.
  5. Stir in tomatoes, turmeric powder and garam masala powder.
  6. Saute on medium low for a few minutes till the tomatoes are slightly cooked and soft. You will start to see the oil separating from the mixture
  7. At this stage, add the cooked dhal along with 1 to 1 ½ cups of water (depending upon how thick or thin you like your curry) and salt to taste. Give it a good mix and taste for seasoning. Adjust accordingly.
  8. Bring to a boil on high and once it comes to a boil, reduce to medium low and simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes till the flavors have blended well and you get the consistency you want. Remove from heat, garnish with finely chopped coriander.
  9. Chilkewali Moong dal goes well with steamed rice, any pulao or biryani and any Indian flat bread like rotis, chapattis, naan, puris etc. Enjoy!!

My Tip:

Adjust the amount of spices according to your taste. Instead of green chillies/jalapenos, you can add ½ teaspoon of red chilli powder along with the tomatoes. You can make this curry as thin or as thick as you want. Just adjust the amount of water added.

Reviews for Chilkewali Mung Dhal Curry (1)

Sonal Sardesaia year ago

Nutritious and delicious dal