Green Moong dal masala

Green Moong dal masala/Pasi payaru masala

This Green moong dal masala is a simple, flavourful and pleasing dal when served with warm rice, rotis, nann or any breads.It is super easy to make when you have soaked green moong dal. 

Green Moong dal masala/Pasi payaru masala  This Green moong dal masala is a simple, flavourful and pleasing dal when served with warm rice, rotis, nann or any breads.It is super easy to make when you have soaked green moong dal. You can use any variety (split or whole moong dal) depending on what you have on hand. I usually go for whole green moong dal, which gives a nice  flavour for this dish. The basic ingredients for this dal are ginger, garlic, tomatoes and spice powders. You can also enjoy this dal as given below. 1. Just stuff this dal inside of a roti with a little grated cheese and roll it up for a quick healthy home made frankie. 2. Take a small bowl and add some puffed rice. Add a tbsp of this masala to the puffed rice along with a few chopped onions, tomatoes and grated carrots. Thats it you can enjoy homemade masala pori for your kids.  3. Toast the bread slices with ghee and spread this dal over the bread and place some sliced onions and enjoy a healthy sandwich bread. Check out my other quick and easy side dishes for chapathi here.

You can use any variety (split or whole moong dal) depending on what you have on hand. I usually go for whole green moong dal, which gives a nice  flavour for this dish. The basic ingredients for this dal are ginger, garlic, tomatoes and spice powders. You can also enjoy this dal as given below.
1. Just stuff this dal inside of a roti with a little grated cheese and roll it up for a quick healthy home made frankie.
2. Take a small bowl and add some puffed rice. Add a tbsp of this masala to the puffed rice along with a few chopped onions, tomatoes and grated carrots. Thats it you can enjoy homemade masala pori for your kids. 
3. Toast the bread slices with ghee and spread this dal over the bread and place some sliced onions and enjoy a healthy sandwich bread. Check out my other quick and easy side dishes for chapathi here.




Let's see how to prepare this  Green moong dal masala  with step by step photos.




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Green moong dal masala - This Green moong dal masala is a simple, flavourful and pleasing dal when served with warm rice, rotis, nann or any breads.

Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 10 minutes
Soaking time : 4 hours
Serves : 3
Category : side dish

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup whole green moong dal
  • 3 tomatoes or 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp asafoetida powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp urid dal
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste

Cooking Directions

1. First, wash and soak the green moong dal for 4 hours. Then pressure cook the green moong dal for 4 to 6 whistles. Grind the tomatoes without any water.
2. Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard, urid dal and cumins. Allow them to crackle and add the finely chopped garlics, finely chopped gingers and green chilly. 
3. When they are fried well, add the spice powders one by one ( 1 tsp chilly powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and 1/2 tsp cumin powder). 
4. Then add the tomato puree and mix them well with the spices.
5. When the oil floats on the top of the masala add the  salt and the cooked green moong dal. Add some more water.
6. Allow it to boil for few minutes and add the finely chopped coriander leaves. Switch off the flame and transfer it to the serving bowl.
7. Serve it with some fresh onions, cucumbers and carrots. 

Green Moong dal masala with step by step photos


First, wash and soak the green moong dal for 4 hours. Then pressure cook the green moong dal for 4 to 6 whistles. (If you forgot to soak the moong dals soak it in a rapid boiling water for 30 minutes). grind the tomatoes without any water. 


Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard, urid dal and cumins. Allow them to crackle and add the finely chopped garlics, finely chopped gingers and green chilly. (make it sure to chop them finely). When they are fried well, add the spice powders one by one ( 1 tsp chilly powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp cumin powder and 1 tsp asafoetida powder). Then add the tomato puree and mix them well with the spices.


When the oil floats on the top of the masala add the required salt and the cooked green moong dals. Add some more water.


Allow it to boil for few minutes and add the finely chopped coriander leaves. Switch off the flame and transfer it to the serving bowl.


Serve it with some fresh onions, cucumbers and carrots. For this masala i have not added any garam masala or sabzi masala, if you want you can add it in the final stage. 


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