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Whole Green Moong Dal or Sabut Moong Dal is a nutritious, healthy and comforting dal made with whole green mung beans, tomato and a few spices.

Whole Green Moong Dal (Pressure Cooker and Instant Pot method)

Whole Green Moong Dal or Sabut Moong Dal is a nutritious, healthy and comforting dal made with whole green mung beans, tomato and a few spices. This quick and easy dal can be made in a pressure cooker and Instant pot.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Lentils, Moong Beans
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Soaking Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Whole Green Moong
  • 1 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter (one can use oil)
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera/Cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon hing/asafoetida
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger / ginger paste
  • 1 Tomato puree/chopped finely
  • 2-3 green chillies (optional - as per taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 or more cups of water.
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped fresh coriander
  • Coriander for garnish
  • Lemon/Lime Juice to add in dal for later

Instructions

  • Clean, wash and soak the green moong dal at least for 60 mins (at least minimum 30 mins if short of time).
  • Once the dal is soaked for 30 mins , drain the water and rinse it again.
    Soaked Mung beans
  • For Instant pot, start it on saute mode for 10 minutes.
  • In a pressure cooker or the Instant pot, add the ghee.
  • Once hot add asafoetida and Jeera.
    Tadka of Ghee, asafoteida, and cumin
  • Let the Jeera crackle.
  • Once done add Tomato, turmeric, green chillies, coriander and ginger and saute for 30 seconds, careful not to burn turmeric.
    Addition of tomato puree, turmeric, and coriander to tadka
  • Now add the dal, coriander powder, garam masala and salt.
    Adding moong beans to the masala
  • Add 3 cups of water and give a quick mix.
    Adding water to the mix
  • Pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles depending on your pressure cooker settings.
  • For Instant pot, cancel the saute mode and switch on the pressure cooker mode. Pressure cook on high in Instant pot for 10 minutes.
  • Once the pressure settles remove the dal and adjust the consistency if required.
    Close up look of Whole Green Moong Dal with a garnish of green chilly and coriander.
  • While serving add some lemon/lime juice and garnish with coriander.

Video

Notes

  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tbsp= 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  • Vegans can use oil instead of ghee.  
  • Asafoetida (Hing) powder available in shops contains wheat and is not gluten free. Gluten intolerant people can either skip completely or opt for Gluten Free Asafoetida (Hing)
 
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