BM #121 Week 3 Day 3 - 

Today's post under the Dazzling Dals theme is from the state of Gujarat. This simple, no frills kind of a dal is comfort food to me and this works like a base for a chaat as well.

I made this as part of a Gujarati Thali and every dish in that thali turned out to be our favorites. Here is the Gujarati thali once again.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Moong Beans 1/2 cup
Salt and Turmeric as needed
Ginger-Green Chili Paste 1 tsp or as needed
Coriander Powder 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala 1/4 tsp
Jaggery 1 tsp
Lemon Juice 1 tsp
Seasoning (Ghee 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Hing 2 pinches, Clove 1, Cinnamon 1/2 inch piece)

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak Moong beans for about 2-4 hours. [I soaked overnight].

Pressure cook the Moong beans with salt, turmeric and about 1 1/2 cups of water.

In a heated pan, add ghee and the mustard seeds. After the mustard seeds pop, add hing, clove and cinnamon.

Add ginger-green chili paste and transfer the cooked moong beans. Sprinkle coriander powder, jaggery and garam masala. Sprinkle a few spoons of water if needed and allow the mixture to cook well.

Adjust the flavors if needed and remove from heat. Squeeze some lemon juice and mix well.

Serve warm with roti or rice.


Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Monday, April 19, 2021


  1. rajani Says:
  2. I treat green gram dal like a dal and not a bean. so I never soak it at all. 5-6 whistles in pressure cooker and it’s done. The thali and the dal looks nice!

  3. Gujarati style moong dal looks delish harini! Love such simple dals. yummy combo with rice and roti!

  4. Beautiful thali and the beans look awesome. Gujju houses must make them every Wednesday- but they are super delicious on any day for us.

  5. Narmadha Says:
  6. Thali looks so inviting and Gujarati style green gram dal looks so flavorful. Perfect to enjoy with some hot phulkas

  7. Srivalli Says:
  8. The whole thali looks fantastic harini, I would surely enjoy it so much..the beans are so simple and easy to make!

  9. Radha Says:
  10. Fantastic thali. I love the flavors of the moong dhal and can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing.

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