Indian Cuisine: Dal Mong

The second dish which Santoosh shared in the Caring Place Community Kitchen is called Dal Mong. Dal Mong is great to be eaten with roti or rice and vegetables. It is a thick stew. Dal is a ready source of proteins for a balanced diet containing little or no meat.


Dal is a kind of dried lentil. It is a ready source of proteins for a balanced diet containing little or no meat. Lentils also contain dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B1, and minerals. Lentils are often mixed with grains, such as rice, which results in a complete protein dish. Lentils are a good vegetable source of iron. Iron is particularly important for adolescents and pregnant women.


  • 1 cup Dal, wash and drain
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • coriander leaves, chopped


Source: Santoosh


Indian-Cuisine-Dal-Mong-4Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add the dal.

Season with salt.


Indian-Cuisine-Dal-Mong-5Add turmeric powder for color.

Bring to a boil and lower heat to medium low to simmer. Cook until the dal is soft and the liquid is almost absorbed.

If the dal is still slightly hard, you may add a little more water, turn off heat and cover for a few more minutes.

Indian-Cuisine-Dal-Mong-8In a small saucepan, fry onions with some oil until lightly golden.

Flavour with cumin seeds, chili flakes and coriander leaves.

Indian-Cuisine-Dal-Mong-9Pour onion mixture into the dal and stir to mix well.

Serve with roti.

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