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mint dal recipe - moong dal flavored with mint leaves
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here is one moong dal recipe flavored with mint leaves. pudina or mint is one of my favorite herb. since i had quite a bunch of fresh mint leaves in my kitchen, i decided to add it to the plain moong dal and the result was an aromatic tasty dal. quite different from the usual bland taste of the moong dal. the pudina/mint changed the taste of the dal completely.

this is a simple, easy and quick moong dal recipe. i have used mint and garlic for the flavorings. i have not used onions and tomatoes in this recipe.

another way, i make this dal is moong dal tadka which is not at all bland as it has got the flavors of tempered cumin, garlic, garam masala and red chili powder. you can also check moong dal fry and sabut moong dal recipe.

you can use mint in a variety of ways to enhance the taste and flavor in your meals. few of the mint based recipes in the blog are mint chutney, mint coriander chutneymint rice and pudina paratha recipe. apart from this you can add them to your tea, salads and raitas or use them for garnishing.

mint has many health benefits like it is good for digestion, detoxifies the body etc. you can read more about mint and also can make cooling mint juice from them.

mint moong dal recipe

serve the mint moong dal with rice, rotis or parathas. the recipe can be doubled.

if you are looking for more dal recipes then do check dal frydal tadka, chana dal fry, dhaba dal and dal makhani recipe.

mint moong dal recipe details below:

mint moong dal recipe
5 from 2 votes

mint moong dal recipe

mint dal recipe - moong dal flavored with mint leaves
course main course
cuisine indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 25 minutes
servings 3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

main ingredients:

  • ½ cup moong lentils (moong dal)
  • 1.5 to 1.75 cups water
  • 1 to 2 medium sized garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • salt as required

tadka or tempering ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon oil or ghee or butter
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin (jeera)
  • 2 to 3 medium sized garlic cloves, chopped (lahsun) or crushed with their peels on
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves (pudina patta)

how to make mint moong dal recipe

  1. clean and wash the moong dal.
  2. pressure cook the moong dal with chopped garlic, turmeric powder in 1.5 cups water.

  3. open the pressure cooker and mash the dal with a wired whisk or wooden spoon.
  4. in a small pan, heat oil or ghee or butter.
  5. first fry the cumin seeds.
  6. then add chopped garlic. once the garlic. stir.
  7. then add asafoetida and mint leaves and fry till for some seconds. lastly add red chili powder.
  8. immediately, pour this tempering/tadka mixture in the dal. stir.
  9. add salt and simmer the dal for 2-3 minutes.
  10. if the dal looks thick, then you can add some water and then simmer the dal.
  11. serve the mint moong dal with rice, chapatis or parathas.

recipe notes

- the recipe can be doubled.

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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4 comments/reviews

  1. Hi Dassana, I couldn’t understand the use of garlic in this recipe. It says it has to be chopped, in the ingredients section. But in the recipe section below, it first says pressure cook garlic with moong dal and then also says later u need to put it into tempering. Do we divide it into two parts or is there something I’m missing?


    • thanks shahsyaa for bringing this up. garlic is used twice both while pressure cooking and tempering. i will update in the recipe card.

  2. How much garlic?

    • updated in the post, sonal. thanks for letting me know. its 2 to 3 medium small to medium garlic cloves.

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