Mulo diye Motor Dal

%Mulo diye Motor Dal Recipe Debjanir Rannaghar

Mulo diye Motor Dal aka Yellow split pea cooked with radish is a Bengali thick lentil soup mostly cooked during the winter.


Units Scale
  • 150g Motor Dal/ Yellow Split Peas
  • 3 Radish
  • 50g Cilantro/ Coriander leaves (optional)
  • 4 Green Chili
  • 2 Dry Red Chilli
  • 1 Tsp. Nigella Seed
  • 1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Salt or to taste
  • 1.5 Tbsp. Ghee


%Mulo diye Motor Dal Making

  1. Wash the Dal and remove the impurities if any.
  2. Remove the greens and skin from the Radishes and cut them into small squares.
  3. Now take the Dal along with the Turmeric powder and three times water in a pressure cooker.
  4. Put the vent weight on and cook till one whistle comes on low flame.
  5. Once the pressure drops, open the lid and add the radish chunks, cilantro, and green chilies cut into halves and put the lid again with the weight on.
  6. Cook on low flame till two whistles come out from it and then switch the flame off.
  7. Now heat the Ghee in a pan and temper the ghee with Nigella Seed and dry Red Chilli.
  8. Add boiled Dal with the veggies to it.
  9. Add salt to taste and the sugar and mix with a ladle.
  10. Bring it to a boil and then switch the flame off.
  11. Serve it hot with steamed rice.


  • Coriander Leaves are optional however I prefer adding a few.
  • You may substitute ghee with Oil to cut down the calories.
  • You may skip the sugar as well.


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