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%Bengali Bhaja Moong er Daal Recipe Debjanir rannaghar

Bhaja Moong er Dal


Bhaja Moong er Daal aka Sona Muger Daal is a no onion no garlic comforting Lentil soup from Bengali Cuisine.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup (150g) Yellow Split Moong Dal (Sona Muger Dal)
  • 1 Tomato (medium; chopped) (optional)
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seed
  • 2 Dry Red Chili
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Tsp. Ginger Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cumin Powder (optional)
  • 1/2 Tsp. Turmeric powder
  • 1.5 Tsp. Sugar
  • 2 Tsp. Ghee
  • 1 Tsp. Salt or to taste


  1. Take Moong Daal in a Non-stick pan and dry roast over medium to medium-low heat 1-2 minutes or till the dal changed to a golden color but not brown and emit a nutty aroma.
  2. Switch the flame off and Transfer dal to a bowl and wash daal thoroughly.
  3. Now boil dal along with the turmeric powder, 1 whole chili, and salt till it softens in a pan with a lid on for 20 minutes.
  4. Else simply use a pressure cook the same which requires 3 whistles. I mostly opt for a Pressure cooker for this step.
  5. Heat ghee in a Pan and temper the Ghee with Dried Red Chili, Bay leaf, and Cumin Seeds and fry for a 1/2 minute.
  6. Add little water and cook till the water evaporates.
  7. Add Ginger Paste and fry for 1/2 minute more.
  8. Now add chopped tomatoes (optional) and stir constantly.
  9. Add Salt, Sugar, Cumin Powder, ad slit Green Chili to the mixture and cook for 1 minute.
  10. Pour boiled dal into the mixture and mix well.
  11. Cook in medium flame for 5 more minutes & remove from heat.
  12. Add little Ghee to fish the dish.
  13. Serve Bhaja Muger Dal with Plain Rice along with Begun Bhaja or any other veg or non-veg side dishes.


  • Tomatoes are optional however I prefer mine with it.
  • You can skip the cumin powder as well.
  • You can top it with a few cilantro as well.
  • Ghee can be substituted with Oil, however, that will not give the richness and aroma to the Daal.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Bengali


  • Serving Size: 35-40g
  • Calories: 66
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.9g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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