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Yellow Moong Dal Salad

A light, fibrous and crunchy warm salad apt for cool days.

Course Salad
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Warm Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Soaking Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Samira


  • 1/2 Cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Shelled Peas
  • 1/4 Cup Beans Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Carrots Chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ginger Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Green Chillies Finely Chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice Or as per taste


  1. Clean and wash Yellow moong dal. Soak it for minimum one hour. You can soak it longer if you have time.
  2. Chop veggies and keep aside.

  3. In a pan, heat oil and saute veggies till slightly soft. Especially take care of peas that they have become little soft.

  4. Drain water from the soaked Yellow moong dal and keep the dal in a strainer so that all extra water is removed.

  5. Once the veggies are half done then add soaked and rinsed dal in it.

  6. Saute on high flame for 2 to 3 minutes till dal gets slightly soft.

  7. Season with salt, ginger, green chillies and lemon juice.

  8. Serve it warm only, with love, soup optional.

  9. If you plan to make it ahead of time then once made, cover it and leave as it is. Warm it at the time of serving.


  1. During summers, add tomatoes and cucumber and serve at room temperature. Avoid peas and beans in summers.

Recipe Notes

  1. This salad has a crunchy texture and that is the beauty of this salad. If the lentils get too soft then it tastes like Dal tadka/fry and loses its properties as a salad.
  2. It is better to add lemon juice at the time of serving the salad.
  3. You can add veggies of your choice like onions, tomatoes etc.
  4. Avoid adding cucumber as it doesn't go with warm salads.
  5. Add little whole spice powder (Garam Masala) or Chat Masala for making it more spicy.