Punjabi Moong-Masoor Dal Recipe

A delicious dal recipe with a blend of moong and masoor dal. They are yellow-orange in color. This is an easy dal to make it. It tastes good with rice and its my favourite comfort food. As I am punjabi by birth, at my home, this is called by "Moongi di dal". It is a popular Indian dish made of red-yellow lentils and tempered with aromatic spices.

This is very popular dal in India and It is easy to cook. It's very light dal to eat. If you are looking for more dal recipes then do check dal fry, punjabi dal makhani, dal amritsari, tangy sambar (toor) dal.

It is a flavorful dal and our family staple food. Let's start to make this easy and quick recipe with simple step-by-step process. 

Ingredients :

Moong-Masoor dal mixed - 1 cup
Chopped Tomato into small cubes - 1 no
Chopped Onion - 1 no
Chopped garlic - 1/2 tsp
Chopped ginger - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder
Coriander Powder
Red chilli powder
Garam masala powder
Jeera (cumin seeds) - 1/2 tbsp
Finely chopped Green chillies - 1 no (optional)
Salt to taste
Chopped Coriander leaves to garnish
Desi ghee for tempering - 2 tbsp

Preparation Method :

1. Clean the dal and wash it and put into a pressure cooker. 
 Add 2 cups of water to it. Now add the turmeric powder and salt.

2. Cover the pressure cooker and set on the stove into a high flame. Give 1 whistle in a high flame, then reduce the flame in low mode and cook for 5 to 10 minutes more.

3. Turn of the flame and release the pressure from cooker. Now open the pressure cooker. And take it dal in a bowl and keep it aside.

4. For Tempering / Tadka
Step by step process :

(1) Heat desi ghee (or you take oil but Desi-ghee gives you the full desi aroma of dal ) in a saucepan and add jeera (2) add chopped onions, green chillies, ginger and garlic, cook it about 2 minutes till onion becomes transparent and soft. (3) Add the chopped tomatoes, (4) salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and saute for another 2 minutes, fry till the tomatoes become soft and mushy, (5) your tadka is ready, as shown in below picture

5. Once tadka is cooked well, add the boiled dal into it. Stir well. At end add garam masala powder. Mix well and cover it for few minutes.

6. Turn off the flame and add chopped coriander leaves. Dal tadka is ready to Serve.

8. You can serve with plain boiled rice, jeera rice and chapatti also.
Happy Cooking & Enjoy :)


  1. It looks delicious. Yummy yummy

  2. Moong Massor daal is one of favourite in my home, so simple yet mighty flavourful..! Perfect with jeera rice.

  3. Simple and comfort food.. I love any kind of dal preparation.

  4. What a tasty looking dall. I love mung and masoor dall and make them often as they cook so fast. But I have never done the tadka with ghee and onions like you have done. Sounds yummy.

  5. I like dalS that mix different lentil for added variety. This looks so good.

  6. Such a flavorful and easy to prepare dal. Love to experiment with different lentils. Like your idea of combining only moong and masoor dal.