Lemon Dal


1 cup moong dal

2 tbsp chopped onions

1 stalk of green onion chopped

7 green chillies

2 garlic cloves crushed

5 sprigs of coriander leaves

2 curry leaves

Juice of one lemon

1 tsp jeera

1 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp turmeric

2 red chillies

Salt to taste

2 tbsp of oil

Lemon dal
Lemon dal


  • Pressure cook the dal (one whistle) with right amount of water.
  • Heat the oil.
  • Add jeera, mustard seeds and red chillies
  • After they splutter, add onions, green onions, chillies and curry leaves.
  • Fry for 2 mts on medium heat and add garlic.
  • Fry for few seconds and add turmeric.
  • Add the tampering to the dal.
  • Add little more than 1/2 cup of water. If water is already there in the dal, donot add any water.
  • Add the salt and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the lemon juice and keep on the stove for 5 mts.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy with hot rice and papad.

2 thoughts on “Lemon Dal”

  1. This dal is a regular in my house. The only difference is that I do not add onions and green onions to it, and we Hyderabadis call it Khatti Dal.


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