Easy Dal





This simple, quick yet tasty dal recipe was shared by Manju Jyothish. It calls for the most common ingredients that everyone will have in their pantry. Here moong dal/ cherrupayar parippu  is cooked in a pressure cooker along with onion, green chillies, curry leaves, salt and then seasoned with coconut oil. Hope you will like it.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  1. Mung dal/ mung bean/ cherrupayar parippu – 1/2 cup
  2. Onion – 1/2 small, diced
  3. Green chillies – 3, slit
  4. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  5. Salt – To taste
  6. Water – 1.5 – 2 cups
  7. Coconut oil – 2 tsp


Pressure cook all the ingredients except coconut oil for two whistles. Open the pressure cooker when pressure releases. Add coconut oil and a few curry leaves. This preparation tends to thicken over time, you can add a little hot water in order to dilute it. Serve hot with chapatis.

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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