Yellow lentils/Moong dal/A delicious Indian delight

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Yellow lentils/Moong dal

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Today’s post is all about a homely Indian delight yellow lentils.It is called as moong dal in India and has different cooking variations.Homecooked food have a whole special place in Indian culinary and this recipe is dearest in every Indian home.

Not everyone cooks it the same way but I have brought the simplest recipe today.This Yellow lentils is made with an aromatic flavor of clarified butter,cumin seeds and red chilli powder.This quick lentils recipe is appropriate for anytime of the day making your food extra delicious.

The authenticity of Indian food dates back to thousands of years and the importance of home cooked foods has been appreciated since long back.

This yellow lentil recipe needs least ingredients to cook and is the best combination with rice/chawal,roti/flatbreads.

Why choose yellow lentils

Yellow lentils, also known as yellow split peas or moong dal, are chosen for cooking for several reasons:

  1. Quick Cooking: Yellow lentils cook faster compared to other lentil varieties, making them convenient for quick meals.
  2. Nutrient Rich: They are packed with nutrients like protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals such as folate, iron, and potassium.
  3. Versatility: Yellow lentils are versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes including soups, stews, curries, and salads.
  4. Mild Flavor: They have a mild, slightly sweet flavor which makes them suitable for a wide range of culinary applications and easy to pair with different spices and ingredients.
  5. Digestibility: They are easy to digest, which can be beneficial for people with sensitive stomachs or digestive issues.
  6. Cost Effective: They are often economical and widely available, making them a budget-friendly choice for nutritious meals.

Overall, yellow lentils are a popular choice due to their nutritional value, versatility in cooking, and ease of preparation.

Moong dal recipe/Yellow lentils

To cook yellow lentils, simple kitchen ingredients have been used, so let’s compile the ingredients first and then proceed to step step cooking plan.


1 cup yellow lentils

1 and 1/2 cup water for boiling

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 and 1/2 teaspoon salt

1 red chilli

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 tablespoon clarified butter/Salted butter

Presley leaves for garnishing(optional)


Soak yellow lentils 1/2 an hour before cooking for the perfect texture.Wash off well.Now take a pressure cooker,put the lentils,turmeric powder and salt.Add water and close the lid.Put it on gas on high flame until it whistles 3 times.

Cooked yellow lentils

As soon as the moong dal/yellow lentils gets cooked and the whistle settles, open the lid of pressure cooker.Stir using a spoon to check the consistency.If the lentils seem too thick, add some warm water to continue the process with desired consistency.

Now take an oval spoon for making a quick tadka,mop the spoon nicely, add butter, put it on low flame.Heat for few seconds and switch off the gas.Now put the cumin seeds and red chilli.

Making of tadka for yellow lentils/moong dal

As the cumin seeds start to turn golden add the chili powder, mix using a spoon and pour it all over the cooked lentils/moong dal.And that’s it.

Pouring the mixture of spices into the lentils/moong dal

Mix well and serve with rice or roti.This is the quickest and the most delicious way to cook moong dal.

Moong dal/Yellow lentils

Perfect for dinner or lunch.Do try this quick and delicious Indian staple and share with friends and family.


Cook food according to your requirements.Do avoid any food wastage🙏

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