Black and Green Lentils with Bay Leaves and Curry Leaves

Moong Urad Nu Dal

Preparation info

  • Makes

    3 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

This spicy, creamy dal is perfect with a stack of fluffy rotis and some Avocado Chutney. I salivate just thinking about it.


  • ½ cup skinned split black lentils (cream-colored in this form, urad dal), picked over for stones
  • ½ cup skinned split green lentils (yellow in this form, moong dal), picked o


  1. Place both types of lentils in a medium-size saucepan. Fill the pan halfway with water and rinse the lentils by rubbing them between your fingertips. The water will become cloudy. Drain this water. Repeat three or four times, until the water remains relatively clear; drain. Now add 3 cups