Moong Dal - Udipi Style

Week 4 Day 3 of BM #57 - 

For the last day of this edition of BM, here is a humble yet flavorful dal from the Udipi cuisine which captivated our palates.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Moong Dal 1/2 cup
Ginger, grated 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/8 tsp
Salt as needed
Green Chilies, chopped as needed
Seasoning (Ghee 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp, Asafoetida a pinch, Curry leaves few)

Method Of Preparation -

Pressure cook the moong dal with about a cup of water.

After the dal is cooked, prepare the seasoning.

In a heated pan, add ghee, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.

After the mustard seeds splutter, add the grated ginger and chopped green chilies.Saute for a few seconds and transfer the contents into the cooked dal.

Sprinkle turmeric and salt and let the dal simmer for a few minutes.

Remove from heat and serve hot with rice.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 57. 

Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Monday, October 26, 2015


  1. Pavani Says:
  2. Such a simple and comforting looking moong dal. Looks awesome.

  3. A simple and comforting dal .Looks yummy.

  4. Humble but flavorful is a true statement. Comfort food.

  5. Suma Gandlur Says:
  6. One of my close friends is from Udupi and the sambhar in her home always looked fiery red though it would be a mild tasting one. Didn't know they had a moong dal version too. I think this is called tave in Bangalore region.

  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Super comforting dal again, i can happily have this dal with rice topped with some ghee.

  9. Simple and delicious dal.

  10. Kalyani Says:
  11. Udupi cuisine seems to rock at ur blog these days :)) very comforting dal, I make it similarly ...

  12. like the creamy consistency of this dal

  13. Srivalli Says:
  14. Such a wonderful dal Harini..I recently made a dal with ginger, though I added couple of other lentils as well..enjoyed it..this one looks so inviting!

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