Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Moong dal dill curry

Introducing Herbie dill and a reason to eat them Desi style.

Dill leaves

I often find myself buying dill to flavor my salads and fish. As a small handful of dill can go a long way in imparting the flavors, rest of the bunch stays untouched, go frail and eventually make it to garbage in my kitchen. 

The recipe is from Tarla Dalal. I feel this curry itself as a lavish celebration of dill with no evidence of  overpowering taste. 

I highly recommend this to people who is looking for more ways to cook with dill.  

Say no more dills to bins!

A simple tomato onion salad

Moong dal - 2 cups
Dill - 1 bunch
Onion - 1 small
Garlic - 5 cloves
Curry leaves - 1 stalk
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Dry red chilli flakes - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 2 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing

  • Don't use the thick woody stems in this curry as it bring forth the sharp taste of the dill.

Pressure cook moong dal with salt and turmeric till the first whistle is about to come. Keep the cooked moong dal aside.

Heat oil in a pan, allow cumin seeds to splutter, then add curry leaves. Add garlic and onion. Allow the onion to go a little brown. Now tip in dry red chilli flakes and turmeric powder. Fry for a minute. Immediately add dill leaves and cooked dal. Allow it to boil and thicken.

Serve the curry runny or thick as desired.


  1. Sabee,this is news to me dill in dal curries. Since u approve I am going to try...

  2. Wow, never have I tried dill with daal, sure will do it.

    1. try this. I am sure you will like it.

  3. Dill and moongdal found be awesome combination. I will try.

  4. looks delicious...sounds like a nice combo...

  5. Its a wonderfully fragrant herb and works with any sort of dishes. I like your idea of adding the herb for a dhal recipe and yes, good chance compared to the usual curry leaves and coriander leaves,

  6. Wat a nutritious,aromatic and healthy curry..

  7. something new to me(dill in dal)...a healthy recipe dear...

  8. moong daal currry is so delicious Thanks! It’s a beauty of a recipe and the no fat curry paste saves loads of calories!

  9. Absolutely delicious basmati rice,classic recipe..looks divine.



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