Lahsooni Moong Dal Recipe

Lahsuni dal tadka is quick and tasty version of moong dal in dhaba style.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Preeti Garg


Ingredients for Garlic Moong Dal

  • 1 Cup Yellow Moong Dal Soaked
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Tomatoes Finely Chopped
  • 2 Green Chilies Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Ginger Finely Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Garlic Finely Chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. Desi Ghee
  • 1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Raw Mango Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Coriander Leaves For Garnishing

For Tempering

  • 1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. Ghee
  • 2 Whole Dried Red Chilies
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic


  1. Wash and soak the dal in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the water and transfer the dal into a pressure cooker with salt, turmeric powder and 500ml water.
  3. Cover it with lid and cook until to two-three whistles. Remove from the heat and keep aside.

  4. Heat the ghee in non-stick wok or pan.
  5. Add cumin seeds, asafoetida, garlic and ginger and stir for 2 minutes till to golden brown.
  6. Add onion and green chilies and fry till translucent.
  7. Add tomatoes and saute until its mashy and soft.
  8. Add red chili powder, black pepper powder, garam masala, amchoor, coriander powder and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  9. Add ½ cup of water and mix well.

  10. Add the cooked dal in it and mix well. Cook again for 5-6 minutes on medium heat.
  11. Add chopped coriander leaves and remove from the heat.