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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        Nithya Venkat 

        47 hours ago from Dubai

        Thank you Lora, I hope you enjoy.

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        Devika Primic 

        6 days ago

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

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        Lora Hollings 

        7 days 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 

        7 days ago from Dubai

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

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        Nithya Venkat 

        7 days ago from Dubai

        Thank you Nell I hope you enjoy this salad.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        7 days 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 

        7 days 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 

        8 days 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 

        8 days 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 

        9 days ago from Dubai

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

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        Nithya Venkat 

        9 days ago from Dubai

        Thank you Linda, it is filling and tastes great.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        9 days ago from Dubai

        I hope you enjoy this salad.

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        Dora Weithers 

        9 days 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 

        10 days ago from British Columbia, Canada

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

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 days 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 

        10 days ago from Dubai

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

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        Nithya Venkat 

        10 days ago from Dubai

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

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        Nithya Venkat 

        10 days ago from Dubai

        Thank you Rebecca, this salad is filling and delicious.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        10 days ago from Dubai

        Thank you Bill, I hope Bev enjoys.

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        Liz Westwood 

        10 days ago from UK

        This looks like a healthy and tasty recipe.

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        Peggy Woods 

        10 days 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 

        10 days ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

        Sounds delicious and healthy! Thanks!

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        Bill Holland 

        10 days ago from Olympia, WA

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

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