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Chatpati moong-masoor daal

By: Surangama.Sharma. of Miami, US

Different taste than our usual daals-try for yourself!

Filed in Dals and Soups

Serves 2 people

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  • 1/2 cup dhuli masoor dal
  • ½ cup dhuli moong dal
  • 1 medium onion-chopped
  • 1 medium tomato-chopped
  • 1-2 pods garlic - chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger - chopped
  • salt- to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp- corriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp- red chilly powder
  • 1 whole dry red chilly
  • 1-2 pinch asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp- garam masala
  • 4-5 kadhi leaves
  • fresh corriander-for garnishing
  • 1/2 tsp dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp desi ghee


  1. Wash the 2 dals together, put 3 cups water, some salt and pressure cook for 3 whistle/ cook in microwave for 10-12 mins.
  2. In a small pan heat ghee, put cumin, mustard seeds,whole red chilly,curry leaves and asafoetida; fry for a few seconds.
  3. Add garlic and ginger and fry till golden bron(do not over cook).
  4. Add onions and fry til golden brown.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and cook till pulpy.
  6. Add coriander powder, chilly powder, garam masala,turmeric, mango powder and salt (if more is needed); fry for a few seconds.
  7. Pour the cooked dal and heat for 2-3 minutes, garnish with fresh coriander leaves, and sprinkle the lemon juice before serving
  8. Serve hot and enjoy with chapati or rice.


Latest Comments

By fernswin on 9/16/2011 8:34:00 AM

Seems different plan to try it out.Thanks. Fernswin.

By Surangama.Sharma. on 3/4/2011 12:01:00 PM

Glad you liked the recipe Vicky and Mr Shah.

By vicky on 3/4/2011 10:01:00 AM

A nice recipe for dal.

By Mr Shah on 3/4/2011 9:43:00 AM

Hi there, very nice combination of tadka that makes very chatpati dal. i will surely try it. thanks

By Surangama.Sharma. on 2/22/2011 7:27:00 PM

Thanks farha!

By farha on 2/20/2011 11:54:00 PM

Hi very nice chatpati daal


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