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Dal Roti Recipe | Dal for Roti Recipe

Dal Roti Recipe with step by step pictures. Simple moong dal for roti which is flavoured with tomatoes, garlic, coriander leaves.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 large chopped
  • Tomatoes - 2 large chopped
  • Green Chilli - 5 or to taste
  • Garlic - 10 cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
  • Ghee / Clarified Butter - 1 tblspn
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tblspn
  • Coriander leaves / Cilantro - a big handful chopped


  • Take washed dal, onions, tomatoes, green chilli, garlic, salt, turmeric powder in a pressure cooker.
  • Add in 3 cups of water and close the pressure cooker. Cook for 3 whistle, simmer the flame and cook for 5 mins. Switch off the flame and let the steam go all by itself.
  • Add more water if needed and boil the dal.
  • Now make the seasoning by heating ghee in a kadai, add in cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  • Pour this over the dal and mix well. Throw in a big handful of coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Serve this with roti.
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