Monday 11 March 2019

Amritsari Sookhi Moong Dal Recipe

Hello Friends,

Today let's cook Amritsari Sookhi Moong Dal. This dish is a traditional dish cooked up in North Indian homes as a main dish,  It is truly delicious and highly nutritious Punjabi recipe. A quick and easy-to-make dish that is best enjoyed with a hot chapati or a plain paratha.

Amritsari Sookhi Moong Dal

Amritsari Moong dal is light on the tummy too. The best thing about this easy recipe is that you can make it in just half an hour. You can also pack this yummy dish for your kids in tiffin. Try it!

Need to soak it for just half an hour, cook with red chillies, onions, tomatoes, and a few common spices like ginger, red chili powder and cumin seeds, which are easily available in your kitchen. Voila!! Amritsari Sookhi dal is ready


200 gms soaked Moong Dal
2 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 sliced onion
3 small  chopped tomato
A pinch of  asafoetida ( hing)
2 -3 whole red Kashmiri chillies
1 small piece of ginger
5 cups water
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
 Coriander leaves for garnish
Salt to taste

Amritsari Sookhi Moong Dal


1. In a saucepan, boil the moong dal with 3 cups of water. Boil along with salt, turmeric powder and grated ginger.

3. Cook on medium flame till the dal gets soft. All the water should be soaked up.

4. Now for the tadka, place a pan on medium flame and add ghee to it. Add cumin seeds when the ghee is hot.

5. Add  chopped onion to this and sauté till the onion is translucent and pinkish in colour.

6. Add asafoetida powder, then  the chopped tomatoes and sauté for 3-4  minutes till the tomatoes are cooked.

7. Now, add red chillies, chilli powder and sauté until the ghee starts to leave the sides of the pan.

8. Add the dal and one cup water. Let the dal simmer with lid on. Let the dal dry but remains whole. Do not blend the dal.

9. Stir fry the dal for a few seconds and transfer into a serving dish.

10. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with parathas and sliced onions.

Time to enjoy Amritsari Sookhi Moong Dal with family.

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