Torai in Moong Dal Recipe

torai in moong dal recipe
torai in moong dal recipe

Yields4 ServingsDifficultyIntermediate
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins


CategoryDiabetic, Dinners, Heart-Healthy Recipes, Low Calorie, Low Carb Recipes, Low Cholesterol Recipes, Low Fat, Lunch, Main Dishes, Vegetarian, Weight-Loss Recipes



Torai in Moong Dal Recipe


  • 1/4 cup moong dal (split yellow gram)
  • 1 1/2 cup ridge gourd (torai), peeled and chopped in small pieces
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, freshly chopped
  • salt to taste

How to prepare

  1. Wash the moong dal in water and clean it thoroughly.
  2. Add 2 cups of water, turmeric powder, moong dal, onion, torai, ginger-green chilli paste in a pressure cooker and cook until 3 whistles and the dal is cooked.
  3. Prepare tempring in a separate pan. heat some oil and add cumin seeds to crackle. Add asafoetida, red pepper powder and garam masala and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Pour the tempering on the cooked dal. Add salt and cook for 5-8 minutes on medium flame.
  5. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.

Important: You can separately fry some onion and use for garnish with coriander leaves.

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