Moong Dal Usli Recipe

Moong dal which is rich in proteins makes for a healthy breakfast. Posting a traditional breakfast made by the Konkani community of Mangalore. Drizzled with asafoetida and garnished with coconut it is simply heaven!


  • 250 gms Moong dal
  • 8 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 red chilly broken
  • 4 sprigs curry leaves
  • 2 inch piece of ginger grated
  • Hing/asafoetida
  • 2 tsps Sugar
  • Salt
  • Grated coconut
  • 4 tbsps coconut oil
  • 1tsp mustard

Method :
Wash and soak the moong dal for four hours. Drain the water and wash the Dal again a couple of times. Heat 4 tbsps oil. Add a tsp of mustard and after it splutters add the green chillies , red chilly bits ginger and curry leaves. Toss for a minute. Add the Dal, salt sugar and half a glass of water. Cover and cook till done. Garnish with coconut.

Serves 3 adults.

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