Monday, March 26, 2012


Moong Dal Rice Recipe @

A fantastic  dish  that offers almost a complete meal using moong dal and rice. There are various ways to cook them. some added ground pepper or other spices as well.

This recipe was perfect. My family raved about how good it was. Perfect blend of seasonings comprise of mustard seeds, whole cumin, ginger and chili powder makes this rice so appetizing that you can eat them without any gravy. I honestly didn't expect them to like it so it was a great surprise! Even the color made it fun for them to eat.

Moong Dal Rice Recipe @

Yield    :     2-3 servings

1 C  basmati rice (washed and soaked for 20 minutes, drained)
1/2 C moong dal (washed and soaked 2 hours, drained)
3 tablespoons ghee/butter
1 onion chopped
1/2 in ginger minced
1 tsp whole cumin
1 tsp mustard seed
1/2 tsp chili powder
3.5 C water
salt to taste

Moong Dal Rice Recipe @


Heat the ghee in a deep pot. Splutter the mustard seeds, add the cumin and fry until fragrant.

Now add the onion, ginger, chili powder and salt. Fry until onion turns soft.

Mix in rice, water and moong dal, bring to a boil.

Once water has evaporated, reduce heat to the lowest, cover the pot and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat, fluff the rice with a fork.

Serve hot.

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Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World said...

This sounds wonderful- I have just started using this dal more recently and just love it. It cooks up quickly and has a nice flavor. I love the flavors here.

priya said...

Healthy and innovative idea..must try this!...thx for sharing!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

reminds me so much of khichdi, only not as wet.. wud love to try this out

Aruna Manikandan said...

simple and healthy recipe :)

Paaka Shaale said...

I love this rice. So simple and yet so tasty and satisfying :)

Chandrani said...

Moong dal rice looks healthy and yummy.

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Medeja said...

Is moong dal split or whole? :) you know I am still learning those things so don't want to do a mistake..cause I am very tempted to make this rice dish..

Shobha said...

I have eaten this once at a friend's place..she had added some veggies too.
It is a wholesome meal.

Priti said...

I do sometime same with whole masoor dal...this looks yum

Julie said...

yummy delicious rice..
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Angie's Recipes said...

I would love to try this rice dish too. It looks very tasty.

Suja Manoj said...

Healthy and flavorful rice..yum

Maayeka said...

healthy and delicious rice..I make sookhi khichdi simillar to this..nice clicks..

maha said...

This look really gorgeous.........u done this perfectly..n very nice cliks too.....thanx 4 this recipe......

Swathi Iyer said...

Moong dal rice looks delicious.

Sobha Shyam said...

moong dal and rice means pongal to me..sure a different n lovely recipe..:)

Raksha said...

this sounds healthy. sure to try this soon.

Anonymous said...

Moong dal is both healthy and delicious - what a wonderful recipe :D

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Viviane Bauquet Farre said...

What a balance of intense flavors... mustard, ginger, and cumin - oh la! I'm sure this is a thrilling culinary sensation!

Rachana said...

Simply to make and so delicious!

zareena said...

Lovely rice dish. Looks delicious.

kala said...

Yummyy Yummyyyy

Juliana said...

This rice dish sounds and looks delicious...I like all the spices that you have in it.
Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

Rosita Vargas said...

Me encanta este arroz luce delicioso una rica receta,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Kai ruchi said...

Definitely a healthy and a complete meal! Would love to try it sometime.

easyfoodsmith said...

This does sound a very delicious and healthy meal. Delicious post indeed.

Plateful said...

Dal with rice sounds like a scrumptious meal idea, so deliciously comforting too!

cookingvarieties said...

hi treat and tricks.. i felt a bit amused and was smiling when you said, you thought they wont like it but they did like.. ha ha else you have to bake something.
very innovative recipe, would love to try out. have a nice day

Amy Bowman said...

You are featured at New Nostalgia's Anti-Procrastination Tuesday! Thanks for linking up!