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Moong Masoor dal served in a white bowl with salad, a lime wedge, and chapatis in the background

Moong Masoor ki dal

This Indian lentil recipe-Moong masoor ki dal is a very tasty and light mixed lentil dish made using split and skinned mung bean and red lentil. It can be served with rice as well as roti.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 231kcal


  • 1/2 cup dhuli moong dal split and skinned mung bean
  • 1/2 cup dhuli masoor dal red lentil
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized tomato finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies slit into half
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice adjust as per taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder adjust as per taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil/ ghee
  • 4 cups water


  • Mix both the lentils, wash and put in the pressure cooker with water, salt, and turmeric powder. Cook till 1 whistle on medium flame. Switch off the gas.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds when they turn fragrant add ginger and garlic. Saute for a a minute.
  • Add onion and cook till they start turning brown.
  • Next, add all the spice powder and stir fry for about a minute.
  • Add tomatoes and green chilies. Cook till tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Pour the boiled lentil into the pan, mix, and cook for about 5 minutes. Switch off the gas.
  • Add lime juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with steamed rice or roti.


  • If you don't have a pressure cooker, use a normal pot to cook it. This lentil will take around 30-40 minutes to get cooked without a pressure cooker.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3mg