Ada diye Kacha Muger Dal | Bengali Moong Dal Recipe

Kacha Muger Dal recipe

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This ada diye kacha muger dal recipe combines the goodness of moong dal and ginger though a simple Bengali dal recipe. It is easy, quick and absolutely light on the tummy. This muger dal recipe is brimming with goodness of moong dal and anti-inflammatory benefits of ginger. If you are looking for easy Bengali dal recipes, then this vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free moong dal recipe in Bengali style should hit the spot!

As we already know that Bengali dal recipes play an important role in day-to-day meal planning. Most often served with rice and other servings of vegetable-based side dishes, it includes a portion of protein-based nutritious dish in the everyday meals. Lentils, being plant-based source of protein, is suitable for every age group. Among various varieties of dal or lentils, moong is one of the most popular ones as it is very quick to make.

bengali kacha muger dal recipe

What is ‘kancha’ muger dal?

In the Bengali style of cooking, here are two ways of making dal recipes using mung dal. First where the raw mung dal is dry roasted in an open wok or kadhai till it turns golden-brown before allowing it to cool down completely. This dry roasting technique brings out the nutty flavour of the mung dal before it is cooked into an Indian dal recipe. Those recipes which use this technique are also known as bhaja mung dal or bhaja muger dal recipes.

Another way of making mung dal recipes is without dry roasting the dal but directly cooking the mung dal in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. After that it is tempered with spices or as we say, adding the phoron or tadka. Here, we skipped the step of dry roasting the moong dal and hence, they are known to be kacha or uncooked.

This is just another way of bringing variations in Bengali dal recipes especially for everyday cooking because dal is something which is an absolute staple in Bengali vegetarian meals.

How to make Ada diye Kacha Muger Dal – Ingredients list

  • Mung Dal
  • Mustard Oil
  • Hing or asafoetida
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Ginger
  • Green Chilies
  • Salt & Sugar
  • Bay Leaf
Bengali kacha muger dal recipe ingredients

How to make Kacha Muger Dal in Bengali style – step by step recipe

  • Grate the ginger. Now press the grated ginger against a sieve and collect the juice in another bowl
  • Wash the mung dal and pressure cook it with the ginger juice, dry bay leaf and some salt
  • Heat oil in a pan. Temper it with hing, cumin seeds and green chillies. As the seeds splutter, add the grated ginger and give it a quick stir
  • Now, add the cooked dal to the prepared tempering and let it simmer. Add water as required
  • Check the seasoning, add sugar
  • Once done, turn off the heat and serve

This kacha muger dal recipe has a pronounced flavour of ginger which makes it absolutely perfect for those who are looking for something to regain their appetite after illness. It is also perfect for those sore throat and clogged nose days as this easy to digest Bengali moong dal brings the goodness of ginger to your plate.

Apart from this, I make kacha muger dal recipe with panchphoron as well, which is equally flavourful with the tempering of panchphoron or Bengali five-spice mix and delicious. You can check out the recipe from my Blog.

Make-ahead or Freezing Option

You can pressure cook the muger dal ahead of time and refrigerate it once it cools down completely so that later you can temper it and serve. This kind of meal prepping is beneficial to those who are hard pressed for time during the weekdays.

You can also make a double batch of this Bengali kancha muger dal and enjoy it over two days.

How to serve kancha muger dal in Bengali style?

This muger dal goes well with rice and a simple side dish of vegetables like bandhakopir chechki or stirfried cabbage, aloo phulkopir dalna or simple aloo peyaj bhaja. Simply squeeze some lemon juice on this dal and have it for a delicious comforting meal.

Few more Dal Recipes from my Blog

Bengali Dal Recipes

  1. Arhar Dal | Bengali Split Pea Dal Recipe
  2. Cholar Dal Recipe│Bengali Chana Daal Recipe
  3. Kacha Aam Dal | Bengali Green Mango Dal Recipe
  4. Biulir Dal | Urad dal in Bengali style
  5. Masoor dal recipe Bengali style
  6. Musur Dal Sheddho
  7. Radhaballavi | Bengali Urad Dal Kachori
  8. Shobji Diye Arhar Dal – Toor Dal Recipe with Vegetable
  9. Motor Dal| Bengali Split Pea Dal Recipe
  10. Bengali Kacha Moong Dal Recipe (with Panchphoron)

Other Dal Recipes

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Ada diye Kacha Muger Dal | Bengali Moong Dal Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This ada diye kacha muger dal recipe combines the goodness of moong dal and ginger though a simple Bengali dal recipe. It is easy, quick and absolutely light on the tummy. This muger dal recipe is brimming with goodness of moong dal and anti-inflammatory benefits of ginger. If you are looking for easy Bengali dal recipes, then this vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free moong dal recipe in Bengali style should hit the spot!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Bengali Dal Recipes, Bengali Vegetarian Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Moong Dal Recipes, Vegan Recipes, vegetarian recipes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Priyanka
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Moong Dal
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 Dry Bay Leaf
  • tbsp Mustard Oil
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • A pinch of Hing or Asafoetida
  • 1 Green Chilli As per taste
  • Salt to Taste
  • ½ tsp Sugar
Instructions
  1. Grate the ginger. Now press the grated ginger against a sieve and collect the juice in another bowl
  2. Wash the mung dal and pressure cook it with the ginger juice, dry bay leaf and some salt
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Temper it with hing, cumin seeds and green chillies. As the seeds splutter, add the grated ginger and give it a quick stir
  4. Now, add the cooked dal to the prepared tempering and let it simmer. Add water as required
  5. Check the seasoning, add sugar
  6. Once done, turn off the heat and serve

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