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Bhaja Moong Dal

Bhaja Mong Dal is a delicious preparation from Bengali Cusine. In today’s Potluck Party Cyber Style I am taking this. Hope all my friend will love it. Bhaja means fried but the technique of cooking is bit different. It is exotic and rich dal recipe we mainly have it with steamed rice accompanied with fried eggplant in the begin of the full course menu. Take a look how I twist and turn the traditional recipe to make it more delicious.

Preparation  time  : 10 minutes 
Cooking time :  30 minutes
Serves :  4

Ingredients :
1 cup  yellow splited moong dal
1  whole red chilly 
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp onion paste
½  tsp garlic paste 
 2 tbsp  coconut powder
½  tsp  whole  cumin
1 tbsp  tomato paste
½ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp  red chilly powder
2 tsp  ghee 
1 tbsp  white butter
½  tsp garam masala  powder
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
handfull of chopped coriander 

Methods of Cooking
Take a pan and then heat 1tsp ghee. Fry the moong dal till little golden. Keep aside. Now take 3 cup water in a pressure cooker and add the fried dal. Pressure cook the dal till it is done. Keep aside. Now heat 1 tsp of ghee in pan and then add whole cumin and broke the whole red chilly and when cumin start to splutter then add the ginger garlic paste, onion paste, tomato paste turmeric powder and red chilly powder. Stir and cook till the masala is fried. Then add the cooked dal. Let it come to boil then add salt and sugar and white butter and garam masala. Let it boil for another 5 minutes. Put off the flame. Garnish with chopped coriander. Enjoy with steamed hot rice and begun bhaja or beguni ( fried eggplant).

Sending this to my friend Jagruti's event Potluck Party Cyber Style

Happy Cooking!


  1. coconut in moong daal..unique recipe :)

  2. Thanks for showing this great recipe. I will add this item to my menu and will try your recipe at my Indian Restaurant in Germany.

  3. Hi dear, made these dal and found it very delecious, The very aroma was unique and we all enjoyed them :)


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