Garlicky Green Lentils

Lasoon Moong Ki Dal

Preparation info

  • Makes

    4 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

Garlicky! So do pop in a mint or chew on some cardamom seeds before you come up close and personal to any friends. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness—and you will have enjoyed this curry, especially if you had some Avocado Relish with Tamarind and Chiles alongside.


  • 1 cup skinned split green lentils (yellow in this form, moong dal), picked over for stones
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric


  1. Place the 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 wa