Easy and Healthy Yellow Moong Dal Salad

Updated on January 13, 2020
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A graduate in botany, Nithya enjoys cooking and sharing recipes.

Yellow Moong Dal Salad
Yellow Moong Dal Salad | Source

Yellow moong dal salad is a favorite at my house. It is easy to make and tastes delicious. It makes a great side dish or snack, and it's perfect on a hot summer day.

Yellow moong dal, or yellow lentils, are easy to prepare and also easy to digest. They are highly nutritious; they are rich in protein, B complex vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and dietary fiber.

Cook Time

Soaking time: 2 hours

Active preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow moong dal
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Pinch of asafetida
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Salt to taste

The ingredients include curry leaves, shredded carrot, and yellow moong dal.
The ingredients include curry leaves, shredded carrot, and yellow moong dal. | Source

Instructions

  1. Wash yellow moong dal thoroughly and then soak for 2 hours.
  2. Strain the dal till all the water is drained. Transfer the dal to a salad bowl.
  3. Add the shredded carrot, lime juice, and salt. Mix thoroughly
  4. Heat oil in a small pan. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Then add the curry leaves and a pinch of asafetida.
  5. Pour the contents of the pan over the yellow moong dal salad in the bowl and mix well. The salad is now ready to be served.

Optional Additions

You can add finely chopped cucumber and grated coconut to the salad. Choose according to your liking.

Soak the yellow moong dal for two hours.
Soak the yellow moong dal for two hours. | Source

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    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      3 weeks ago from Dubai

      Thank you Rajan, I hope you enjoy this salad.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      3 weeks ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      This is an easy salad to make and healthy too. Thank you for sharing.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 months ago from Dubai

      I am so happy that you enjoyed this salad. Thank you for trying out this recipe.

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      Jason Nicolosi 

      4 months ago from AZ

      I've always been open to trying new things, and I love to cook. I feel it's another way to be creative. This looked like it would taste good. So, I decided to give your recipe a try. I searched the internet and found some organic moong dal online. I ordered it. It finally came. This afternoon I tried your recipe, and it was actually really tasty. I didn't eat it as a meal by itself. But, I had it with my meal. I made some chicken, potatoes, zucchini, and yellow moong dal salad. It certainly made a good side dish and complimented the rest of the food well. Everything turned out delicious including the moong dal. Thanks for the wonderful recipe Nithya.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Chitrangada. I hope you enjoy the recipe.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Very nice, delicious and nutritious salad recipe. Quite an innovative way to have moong daal. Moong daal is one of my favourite daal, and I usually cook it like the normal yellow daal, or grind it to make pakodas.

      Thanks for sharing this easy to make and wonderful recipe.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      5 months ago from Dubai

      I hope you enjoy this recipe Eiddwen. Thank you for your visit.

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      Eiddwen 

      5 months ago from Wales

      Thank you for this recipe. Will have to give it a try .

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Lora, I hope you enjoy.

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      Devika Primic 

      6 months ago

      I like the ingredients in this salad will have to try it myself.

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      Lora Hollings 

      6 months ago

      This looks and sounds delicious! I love yellow dal. One of my favorite foods. Dal is easy to digest, tastes great, and very nutritious. Your excellent instructions will make it easy to prepare. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you, Lorna, this salad can be a wholesome meal.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Nell I hope you enjoy this salad.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

      Mary, you can get asafetida in any Indian store. You can make the salad without asafetida too, it still tastes great.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 months ago

      I like the way you can add to this salad which sounds delicious Nithya. It would make a lovely accompaniment to any meal or a meal in itself. Thank you for sharing.

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      Nell Rose 

      6 months ago from England

      Certainly different from anything I have eaten before, and it looks delicious! Another one for saving. Thank you

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      Mary Norton 

      6 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a salad I want to try but asafetida is something new to me. Where can we get this? Is it available in North American supermarkets?

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

      Dora you can find this lentil in amazon. Thank you for your visit.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Linda, it is filling and tastes great.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

      I hope you enjoy this salad.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 months ago from The Caribbean

      Not sure where to find yellow lentils but if I do, l would like to try this recipe. Seems good for us who want to eat more beans and less meat. Thanks.

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      Linda Crampton 

      6 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like an interesting and tasty salad. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Nithya.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      6 months ago from USA

      Thanks for sharing this. I’ve only ever heard of lentil soup. Didn’t know in what other form people ate them honestly.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

      Yes, Liz this salad is tasty and delicious. Thank you for your visit and comment.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

      Peggy, I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe. Thank you for your visit.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Rebecca, this salad is filling and delicious.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you Bill, I hope Bev enjoys.

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      Liz Westwood 

      6 months ago from UK

      This looks like a healthy and tasty recipe.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 months ago from Houston, Texas

      We enjoy eating lentils, and I know that we would enjoy this recipe of yours. Thanks!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      7 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Sounds delicious and healthy! Thanks!

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      Bill Holland 

      7 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Bev would love this. I'll pass it along to her. Thanks my friend!

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