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Moong dal Thogayal

Easy, healthy protein-rich moong dal chutney.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soaking time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Lunch | Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Gluten free,
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • ½ cup yellow moong dal
  • 4 red chili
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida
  • Few curry leaves
  • Salt as needed
  • 3 tsp oil


  • In a pan add 3 tsp oil and add the moong dal
  • Roast the moong dal in medium-low flame.
  • We need to roast this till golden brown.
  • Once it is half roasted, add the red chili, garlic, and curry leaves.
  • Roast till the dal turns golden brown.
  • Switch off and transfer this to a bowl.
  • Add little water and soak this for 15 minutes.
  • Drain the water, do not discard, we will use this while grinding.
  • Add asafoetida and salt. You can add grated coconut too.
  • Grind this into a slightly coarse paste.
  • Add little water while grinding.
  • This will be in thick consistency.
  • No need to temper mustard seeds.
  • Serve this with hot rice smeared with ghee.
  • Also you can pair this with dosa or chapati too.



1.Along with red chili you can add ½ tsp of black peppercorns too. 
2. This Moong dal Thogayal pairs well with lemon rice too.