Recipe – Dal Mooli / Mooli ki Dal / Radish and Lentils

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Dal Mooli

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Serves: 4


  • Split Green gram (Moong Dal): ½ cup
  • Split Red gram (Tuvar dal / Arhar dal): ¼ Cup
  • Split Bengal gram (Chana dal): ¼ cup
  • Radish (Mooli): 2 cups, peeled, washed and chopped
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Oil or Ghee: 1 Tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds: ½ Teaspoon
  • Ginger: finely chopped, 1 teaspoon
  • Green Chili: finely chopped, 1 teaspoon
  • Bay Leaf (Tej patta): 1
  • Clove (laung spice): 1
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chili Powder: 1 Teaspoon
  • Garam masala: ½ Teaspoon
  • Asafoetida (Hing): 1 pinch
  • Coriander leaves: finely chopped, 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice: ½ Tablespoon
  • Water: 3 cup or as required


  • Combine the lentils (dals) and wash them 2-3 times. Soak it in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat oil or ghee in pressure cooker or pan. Add cumin seeds and when they change color add bay leaf, clove and asafetida. Stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add ginger and green chili. Sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add radish (mooli) and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add drained lentils (dal), salt, red chili powder, garam masala and turmeric powder and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add water and let it boil.
  • Cover the lid and cook for 3 whistle in medium heat or cook in pan until dal is completely cooked.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • While serving add coriander leaves and lemon juice.




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