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moong dal chilka
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Moong dal chilka

Split green lentil is a protein rich dal which tastes best with some fried poppadums and rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soaking time30 mins
Course: Curries and Lentils
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chilka mung dal, chilke wali mung dal, mung dal chilka
Servings: 3 people
Author: Gaurav


  • pressure cooker


  • ½ cup split green lentils soaked for 30 mins
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 onion small
  • 2 tomatoes medium
  • 2 tablespoon oil


  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon green chilly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • salt as per taste


  • In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add cumin seeds. Let it splutter. Add the ginger, chopped chilly and mix well
  • Now add the chopped onions. Let it cook until onions are pink.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and salt. Cook until they soften.
  • Add the spices and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the mung dal and mix well.
  • Add water and pressure cook until 3 whistles
  • You may garnish optionally with chopped coriander. Serve hot with rice or roti.