How to make Turai Aur Moong Ki Dal - Ridge gourd, moong dal and masalas pressure cooked.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Ridge Gourd, Skinless Split Green Gram

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Turai Aur Moong Ki Dal

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Turai Aur Moong Ki Dal checkout Ridge Gourd Ambat. You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Yellow Dal Fry, Jain Dal Makhni, Raw banana curry , Makhanewali Kadhi.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Turai Aur Moong Ki Dal Recipe

  • Ridge Gourd peeled 250 grams

  • Skinless Split Green Gram soaked 1 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Coriander powder 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies halved 2

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Slice onions.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and onions to the oil in the cooker and sauté. Add asafoetida and moong dal and mix.

Step 3

Cut turai into big cubes and add. Add salt, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, green chillies and mix well.

Step 4

Add 2 tbsps water and mix well. Add ginger paste and mix.

Step 5

Cover the cooker and cook under pressure till 1 whistle is given out. Switch off heat and let the mixture remain in the cooker for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot with chapatti.