Moong Dalithoy (Greengram Dal soup)

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The Konkani Dal – dali thoy – is prepared with Toor dal but at times, we use Moong Dal too.Greengram dal in English is Muga dali in Konkani, Hesarubele in Kannada and Pyethamparupu in Tamil. I have put up a few dishes with Moong Dal as the main ingredients.

What you need to have:

1. Green gram Dal – 1/2 Cup

2. Green chilly – 2

3. Ginger – 1 ” piece

4. Turmeric powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

5. Coriander leaves – A handful

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Ingredients of Mooga dali thoy

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and slit green chilly, also wash and peal ginger, also chop coriander leaves and keep aside.

2. Wash dal and cook it in the cooker till it is done adding 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder, water and a few drops of cooking oil to it. On being cooked dal would look as below. Add slit green chilly and a piece of chopped ginger from step 1 to it and bring it to boil adding required quantity of salt and water to bring it to the required consistency.

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Cooked Moong dal

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

2. Cumin seeds – 1/2 Teaspoon

3. Red chilly – 1

4. Curry leaves – 2 Strands

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Ingredients of Seasoning

3. Place a spatula with 3-4 teaspoons of either cooking oil or pure ghee in it on the low flame. When heated add mustard seeds to it. When it sputters add cumin seeds to it. Finaly add red chilli pieces and curry leaves to it. Switch off the gas and add this seasoning to the cooked dal from step 2.

4. Top it with chopped coriander leaves from step 1 and ready to serve Mooga dali thoy is as shown in the image below.

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Ready to serve Mooga dali thoy

Enjoy with pickle or any spicy curry of your choice.

How long it takes: 30 mins

9 thoughts on “Moong Dalithoy (Greengram Dal soup)

    PARI said:
    August 27, 2009 at 8:40 am

    I like this daal a lot. I will try this with moong daal.

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 27, 2009 at 9:08 am

      Hi Pari,

      This is a healthy dal than the normal konkani dalithoy.

    Lorandi said:
    August 28, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    In our family we cook moong dal like this, without chilli, to give to small kids who have just started on solid food . Dint know it had a name :Dalithoy ! The pictures look yummy.

    prathibalrao responded:
    August 29, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Hi Lorandi,

    V normally cook even Toor dal like this only to prepare Konkani dalithoy for the same reason which you wrote. Do c the other recipes on my blog. U do have a nice blog.

    Supriya said:
    August 30, 2009 at 1:10 am

    We also make moongdal dal at home in summers and rainy season. Its so easy to digest. I usually don’t add ginger..but good idea to spice up the dal.

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 30, 2009 at 2:28 am

      Hi Supriya,

      Long time i heard from u . So thanx a lot for ur comments. Since moongdal is sweet it is better to add ginger than Asafoetida i feel.

    radha said:
    September 2, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Have never heard of mooga dalitoy. But Vern from mooga dal was made at home. Should try it sometime.

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 3, 2009 at 2:36 am

      Hi Radha,

      You have a nice blog with yummy recipes and will visit ur blog frequently.

    Sprouted Moong Paratha | Cuisinside said:
    August 31, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    […] part enriches its nutrition content. I generally use sprouted moong to make a healthy salad or dalithoy or a cool juice for this summer heat. I had actually soaked it to sprout to prepare a different […]

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