May 11, 2010

Moong Dal Curry| Idly/Dosa Sidedish

I'm getting kinda busy and not able to post the same day I make the dish. I had prepared this 2 weeks back for my daughter. So it is kid tested and was a great success.She had one dosa extra with this side dish so you know what I meant by kid tested.Whenever I cook something for shweets I make sure I add cumin and pepper corns as they help to cure cold. Constant climate changes causes the kids to get affected with cold quite often.This really helps.

Also this dish also helps in the 5210 from

5 - Eat 5 or more vegetables a day
2 - Restrict TV and Computer time to 2 hrs
1 - Make it a habit to have atleast 1 hr of moderate physical activity
0 - Say no to soda's, sugar sweetened drinks

I think it is very important to integrate these healthy habits at early ages. Our childhood was totally different TV was just reserved for Oliyum Oliyum, Sunday movie, He-Man etc.But now they are happy watching TV the whole day.When I say no to TV my 3 year old says "Mommy its boring". We try to keep her busy in other activities and make sure she does not get addicted to TV.Trying our best !!!!!

Preparation Time - 10 minutes

Cooking Time - 10 minutes

Serves - 2 - 4


Moong Dal 1 1/2 cup
Carrot - 1 no
Beans - 10 no
Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Potato - 1 no
Onion - 1 no
Tomato - 1 no
Garlic Cloves - 4 no
Green Chilly - 2 no
Pepper corns - 5 no
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt for Taste


Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1/2 no
Curry leaves
Ghee - 1 tsp

  • Wash the moong dal until water runs clear.
  • Chop the onion, tomato, carrot, beand, potato into medium size pieces.
  • Add the moong dal to a pressure cooker.
  • Add chopped onion, tomatoes, carrot, beans, peas, potato to the dal.
  • Add green chillies, turmeric powder, garlic cloves, pepper corns, salt required amount of water, and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Heat ghee, add mustard, cumin seeds, and allow it to splutter.
  • Add chooped onion mentioned in seasoning section, curry leaves and saute until onion turns translucent.
  • Transfer the seasoning to the dal and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Serve Warm with Chapati or Dosa.
  • Do not allow the seasoning to be browned else the flavor will not be good.
  • Adjust the green chilly according to your desired spice level.
  • Add vegetables of you choice. No hard and fast rule.



Thanks for the delicious dal entry. When I saw the curry in title, I thought oh oh, not again since I am getting all those subzi recipes with beans. :)
I love moongdal but had not tried with veggies like you did. Will try your version soon.

5210 rule thats ur daughter really enjoyed this dal curry..looks delicious..nice color too

Protein packed and nutritious curry, looks truly irresistible..Shabi, i can able to see the pic, dunno how u r nt able to see the yellow peas curry..pls do check again..

Creamy and delicious moong dhal.

Looks lovely and I love that 5210 rule :)

Lovely curry for roti. Nice click!

Hi Shabitha, this is very nice recipe..we make similar dal but I won't add garlic..will post my version of this dal soon..

Great dal recipe, Simple yet tasty

Kairali sisters

loved tht 5210...great...dal super cool with jeera rice...bful colr and bful clicks

sounds so delicious, love the color and looks perfectly yummy

you remind me of my chindhood days. This was the first dish I prepared when I started cooking. made me nostalgic

looks very nice. Healthy too. mY SON too loves dal Curry. I will try ur version next time.

Shabitha, very nice recipe dear 5210 rule very good hope ur daughter enjoyed this yum healthy dal dear.

Yummy dal. Thanks for the delicious entry. good rule.

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