Dal Moong ~A healthy Breakfast

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Dal Moong is a typical Sindhi Breakfast item, and is more famous as a Morning Street Food. Well, this means that generally  Dal moong , along with Dal pakwan, Makhni Dal , sold at Thelas or as street food in morning , are preferred by Sindhis .

A very simple to make, Dalmoong is a wonderful combination of Yellow split beans (Moong ki peeli dal) , and Green Grams (sabut Moong), cooked till mushy and topped with some spices and vegetables like boiled potato, beetroot, raw mango etc, with some tangy tamarind chutney is relished with some Koki or even Phulka

Though the moong available at such thelas have a very distinct(Read….Better) taste, but still home made food is always healthier isn’t it?

Moong and dal are cooked separately and then while serving , take moong in a bowl, and pour few spoons of dal over it ,on half  of  the side, and garnish it.

The recipe of moong varies , some make these with onion and ginger garlic, other prefer just ginger garlic base, while some use just dry masalas to flavor the otherwise bland  green  grams

Dal Moong ~A healthy Breakfast
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 3
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Nutritious Moong beans and yellow Dal topped with boiled vegetables
  • Sabut Moong
  • 1½cups
  • Green chillies 2
  • Salt
  • Tejpatta(Bayleaf) 1
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste(optional) 1 tsp
  • Amchoor powder 1 tsp
  • Oil 1+1 tsp(1 tsp for moong, and one for tempering )
For Garnish
  • Boiled, peeled and chopped Potato 1
  • Boiled, peeled and chopped Beetroot 1
  • Finely chopped onion, raw mango, Tomato 1 each
  • Coriander leaves
  • Tamarind chutney and Green chutney(Coriander and mint chutney), either or both 1 tsp per serving
  1. Pick, rinse several times and then soak moong for few hours
  2. In a pressure cooker, take 1 tsp of oil and add tejpatta, after a minute add ginger garlic paste(optional) and saute till the rawness of Ginger garlic paste is gone . I skipped this step 🙂
  3. Add the soaked moong, salt and turmeric powder,chopped green chilllies and add water (should cover moong properly) If you have soaked moong for few hours, add less water or if you are cooking moong without soaking, add water tad more than double the quantity of moong
  4. Close the lid of cooker and wait till 2- 6 (depending upon the quality of moong and time of soaking) whistles
  5. Put off the burner and let the pressure in cooker subside
  6. Whisk the moong with wooden whisker (Mandiyaro )
  7. Now take one tsp of oil, and add coriander powder, red chilly powder , garam masala powder and let it sizzle for 2-3 seconds
  8. Add this tempering to the boiled moong, and add amchoor powder, mix properly and add some water if required
  9. Let it simmer for few minutes and adjust the seasoning if required
  10. Makhni Dal Recipe is givenhere
  11. For serving, take a bowl, add few spoons of moong, top it with some Dal , garnish it with chopped veggies and tamarind (and/or) green chutney and finally some chopped coriander leaves. Serve it with Rotis, phulkas orKoki



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29 thoughts on “Dal Moong ~A healthy Breakfast

  1. very nice and i love this food…..

  2. I love dals! But I’ve never had it for breakfast. looks yummy and wholesome!

  3. love both these dals, but we have never had it this way for breakfast we have it for lunch and now hubby and I love it for dinner.

  4. Once again Hello,

    Alka, please grab your award from my blog!

  5. Hi Alka, Thanks for visiting our blog. It’s still in its beginning stage…. with all the encouragement and inspiration we are getting from people like you, hopefully it’ll be a happy-yummy food blog soon 🙂

  6. nice and simple dal receipe will surely give a try

  7. Sorry, about the typo. That was onestopeats.wordpress.com

  8. Hi Alka,
    Your blog, as always, makes my mouth water. I have loved browsing through it several times and loved talking to you briefly as well. 🙂 Thank you for posting such yummy goodies. I recently entered the world of food blogging…. but I have a long way to go. Right now it’s a very modest start. 🙂 You are an inspiration! -Meenakshi.

  9. sounds good….never heard b4

  10. wow bravo thanks 4 reminding sindhis their roots through these tpycal sindhi dishes u r serving u r community this way keep it up I think this same dalmoong is sold with pauvn bread it tastes better again this depent on individual
    u know u can can make nice paratha (stuffed chaptti) with these dry cooked moong aswell n matho (yogurt ) too along with salt chillies roasted jeera powder chhat masala pinch sugar dhanya petti ….

  11. Yesterday only we had this dal but without tejpatta and amchur. Will definetly try this now 🙂

  12. This is very simple and healthy recipe for breakfast, the picture looks delicious, thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Awsome click, healthy breakfast, inviting pictures.

  14. The snap speaks for the wonders you do with the camera Alka… the good old moong looks awesome! 🙂
    And after reading the recipe I can say it must taste awesome too. 🙂

  15. I am not a breakfast person, this looks so simple and delish and healthy too. Yumm

  16. Grt recipe and really a very healthy breakfast. Thanks…….

  17. Nice simple dish Alka, this should be a filling breakfast too…

  18. That’s a great pic… makes me hungry!

  19. You have such fancy, elaborate & delicious breakfast!! why don’t you stay near me dear Alka!!!

  20. Thats an awesome healthy dish Alka!! 🙂
    Great breakfast/dinner idea!

  21. this is such a yummy recipe… a must try 🙂

  22. Yummy dal. Love to make dal Pakwan one day! 🙂

  23. Khakher 🙂 isn’t that the word used for what they call ‘pakwan’ in upper Sindh?
    nice recipe Alka, I just felt that the spice content is a little too high especially haiid (termeric powder). shouldn’t that be a pinch. And garam masala should that be in it? I am not an expert but I think sindhi food tends to be little easy on the pungent spices.

    But I don’t wish to belittle your effort in making it in this hot summer season, don’t know what the weather is like at your end but al least we had 44 degrees in Karachi today.
    take care

  24. Hi Alka,
    healthy yummy recipe there…I too love my dals this way, will try ur version sometime. Didn’t know that it was included in the breakfast menu…something like sambar in south hmmm…neways lovely snap.
    Pls do collect the award from my blog:) would be glad if u will.

  25. Looks yummy delicious. I have not had a delicious breakfast like this after comming from India.
    Wish i had this tommorow for my breakfast.

  26. I am not a breakfast person, but is that’s on the menu, I will eat it everyday 🙂

  27. Basantlal Nagdev says:

    Just today after nearly many months I had moong dal with koki. Many call it Sindhi dal with koki and rice? Yes this recipe is originally from Sindh. In pressure cooker 3 dals (chana, moong whole and yellow moong dal are kept in 3 compartments). When ready add all masalas and keep aside. Make yellow rice.
    Now keep yellow rice below, add 3 dals above and add amchur, red chilly powder, salt and imli (sweet) chutney. Enjoy with hot “Koki”

  28. Hi ALka

    Again quiet a simple recipe , even we prepare this type of moong for breakfast , but it has a very few masalas , have it with khakaras for breakfast.

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