This crunchy and nutritious Moong Dal Salad is a simple warm salad apt for winters as well as for weight loss.

Yellow Moong Dal, though preferred during illness but once you taste this salad, you will love to serve it even to your guests. It is very delicious and especially in winters, when you are craving for only warm and hot food items then this salad tops the list.

Moong Dal Salad

When you talk of Moong Dal Salad, then Moong sprouts salad immediately pops in your head. But this salad is not made using Green Moong or Moong sprouts. Instead, we are using Yellow Moong Dal here. So, do we sprout it or boil t? Well, neither! 

Boiled Moong Dal Or Raw?

Have you ever thought of eating lentils uncooked? That too, even without sprouting. Frankly, I didn’t. I always thought that besides eating it as Dal fry, we can grind it and make various delicacies like Vada or Pancake or Pakodas. And when my sister-in-law, Archana Aggarwal, shared this recipe of Yellow Moong Dal salad with me,  I couldn’t take it easy. But because of my blind trust in her recipes, I had to give it a try and yes, you are right. This salad was a hit.

Yellow moong dal gets cooked very quickly but for this salad, we don’t need to cook it. Just soak it for an hour or two and that’s it. Once soaked, the dal becomes very soft. And then just saute it and your salad is ready.


 Yellow Moong Dal Benefits


Serving Suggestions


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Step By Step Recipe

Soak Yellow Moong dal


Keep soaked  Moong Dal in a strainer


Saute veggies


Mix rinsed moong dal in it


Q) Can I replace Moong Dal with any other lentil?


Q) Is it the same as Kosambari of Andhra Cuisine?



So, isn’t this warm salad cool? I hope you have liked this recipe for Moong Dal Salad and will surely try it out for your loved ones. 

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Raw Moong Dal Salad

A light, fibrous and crunchy warm salad apt for cool days.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Soaking Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Indian


  • 1/2 Cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Shelled Peas
  • 1/4 Cup Beans Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Carrots Chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ginger Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Green Chillies Finely Chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice Or as per taste


  • Clean and wash Yellow moong dal. Soak it for minimum one hour. You can soak it longer if you have time.
  • Chop veggies and keep aside.
  • In a pan, heat oil and saute veggies till slightly soft. Especially take care of peas that they have become little soft.
  • Drain water from the soaked Yellow moong dal and keep the dal in a strainer so that all extra water is removed.
  • Once the veggies are half done then add soaked and rinsed dal in it.
  • Saute on high flame for 2 to 3 minutes till dal gets slightly soft.
  • Season with salt, ginger, green chillies and lemon juice.
  • Serve it warm only, with love, soup optional.
  • If you plan to make it ahead of time then once made, cover it and leave as it is. Warm it at the time of serving.


  1. During summers, add tomatoes and cucumber and serve at room temperature.
  2. Avoid peas and beans in summers.
  3. This salad has a crunchy texture and that is the beauty of this salad. I
  4. f the lentils get too soft then it tastes like Dal tadka/fry and loses its properties as a salad.
  5. It is better to add lemon juice at the time of serving the salad.
  6. You can add veggies of your choice like onions, tomatoes etc.
  7. Avoid adding cucumber as it doesn’t go with warm salads.
  8. Add little whole spice powder (Garam Masala) or Chat Masala for making it more spicy.
Keyword Moong Dal Salad, Warm Salad


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