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Friday, May 17, 2013

Magamethi/ Whole green moong dhal Curry (Oil Free Dal)

Maghamethi / whole moong dal curry is an simple and delicious dal variety which needs very less labour and this Method which meenu anuty has given is oil free so people who are diet conscious this the perfect recipe to try with lots of protein and mineral in it :)

Thank you meenu anuty for this quick version of dal we enjoyed a lot . Click here to see meenu anuty's recipe :) 


1 cup green whole moong  
1 tsp  fenugreek seeds  
2 Green chillies 
1/2 tsp red chilli pd
1/4 tsp  turmeric powder
 a pinch of hing/ Asafortida 
a small piece of chopped ginger 
salt to taste 
1/4 tsp Amchur pd or 1 tsp lemon juice

For  garnish

Few curry Leaves
Few chopped coriander leaves 


  • Soak moong dhal and fenugreek in water for 1 hour.
  •  In pressure cooker, cook moong with fenugreek seeds with one cup of water. 
  • Keep for  2 whistles and once pressure cooker cools down, open the lid and roughly mash the moong  or use hand blender or a spatula. 
  • Add some more water and then add all dry ingredients ,salt, turmeric, amchur, asafoetida  . Also add   finely chopped green chilli with curry leaves and ginger. 
  • Boil the dal till you get the right consistency and all the ingredients come together. Serve hot with rice or roti . Garnish them with coriander leaves.

  • If using lemon juice add it 5 mins before you remove dhal from heat.
  • You can even add chole/kabuli channa to this dal and make it more delicious and healthy .

Sending to Homely Food


  1. Perfect dish and that too oil free is a lovely concept manju

  2. Love this oil free n protein rich curry dear....

  3. Oil-free daal sounds like a very interesting recipe!! Thanks for sharing....

  4. hehe i didnt realise that maghamethi wud be loved by all of u so much

    i m amused at the diff looks of maghamethi i m seeing now a days

    thanks for linking up manju


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