Iahas-Simple Yellow Dal-Lentils

Simple Yellow Dal (Lentils)


This is a simple recipe of yellow dal/lentils. Made from split dehusked green gram, this preparation is rich in proteins, easy-to-digest and especially good for vata dosha.

Good for all Doshas.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes
Serves: 2 person



  1. Wash the dal and drain the water and set aside
  2. Heat ghee in the pan
  3. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and wait till they splutter. Add asafoetida and turmeric
  4. Add curry leaves and dried red chilli
  5. Add cloves and mix
  6. Add grated ginger and mix
  7. Add washed moong dal and mix
  8. Add the broth and let it boil
  9. Keeping stirring to avoid the dal sticking to the bottom of the pan
  10. Once the dal gets mushy, lower the flame and add salt, mix well and cover for 5 mins
  11. Turn off the flame and let it sit for 5 mins
  12. Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot

Serving suggestions

Serve hot with bread or plain rice.


You can add vegetables like beans, spinach and carrots to incorporate fiber
You can also use whole moong beans after soaking overnight.

Check out the Ayurvedic benefits of ingredients used in this recipe

Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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