This dal made from grounded moong dal is a popular recipe from Kumaon in Uttarakhand.
Dubka Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra

- Indian


- 1

Cooking Time

-10 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15 Min


  • ½ cup Moong Dal
  • Water
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 3 Onions
  • 2 Inch Ginger
  • 3 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Mustard oil
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder


  1. 1

    On a grind stone(blender) make a coarse paste of soaked moong dal.
  2. 2

    in a blender make paste of onions, ginger, dry red chillies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black pepper and water.
  3. 3

    heat oil in a pan, add paste and fry.
  4. 4

    make puree of tomatoes in blender and add in the pan, add salt, turmeric powder, water, moong dal paste cook on low flame till dal is done.
  5. 5

    serve hot.
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