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Moradabadi Daal ki chaat, Daal Moradabadi

Mordabadi Daal-A very popular street food of the city Moradabad .A very delicious and easy to make yellow lentil Daal served in the form of chaat/ snack
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Chaat, snacks/starters, street food
Cuisine: Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: daal, moradabadi daal
Servings: 6 person
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 1 cup Yellow Lentill/Dhuli Moong Daal
  • 3 cup Water
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric/ haldi
  • 2 tsp Ghee/ Clarified butter
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/ Hing

For The Topping

  • 5 Whole red chilies
  • 1.5 cup Tomato/ Tamatar chopped
  • 3 Green Chilies/ Hari Mirch
  • 3 tbsp Ginger/Adrak Juliennes
  • 2.5 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1.5 tsp Red chili Powder/ Laal Mirch
  • 1.5 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder/ Bhuna pisa Jeera
  • 1 tsp Pink Salt/ Kala Namak
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Coriander/ Hara Dhaniya chopped
  • 3 tbsp Butter/ Makkhan
  • 1/4 cup Green Chutney


  • Wash and soak moong daal in enough water for 1/2 hour an then drain the water.
  • In the pressure cooker add the soaked daal ,hing, turmeric, salt and approx 2 cup water and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles on medium heat.
  • When the pressure releases,open and check the daal, it should be soft and mashed well else add some more water and pressure cook again for 1 whistle.
  • Now add some hot water to adjust the consistency , the daal should not be too thick,it should be like pakora batter ,(it tend to thicken after some time so do keep adding some hot water while simmering it)
  • Roast the whole red chilies in a pan with few drops of ghee or roast over direct flame and when it cool down ,crush and make a coarse powder and keep aside for topping

How To Serve-

  • For individual serving-Take a small and wide bowl or a betal leaf dona.
  • Pour a ladle full of hot daal in the bowl, add chopped tomato,chopped green chili,black salt,,chili powder,roasted jeera powder and the crushed roasted chili 
  • Now add green chutney,lemon juice and the chopped fresh coriander and then add some butter and garnish with some ginger julienne's
  • Serve immediately and enjoy as a chaat/snack or have with some hot jalebi's or with any bread of your choice


You can also add some grated radish and small cubes of paneer as topping