mooga daaLitoi

moong daal

This is rather like daaLitoi but made with moong daal instead. I like this toi a lot compared to the regular one. This is my MIL’s recipe and very easy to make.



  • Moong daal - half cup
  • A small tomato
  • Green chillies - 2 to 3
  • Red chillies - 1
  • Curry leaves - 3 to 4
  • Hing/Asafoetida
  • Mustard - half teaspoon
  • Salt to taste


  • In a pressure cooker, fry the moong daal for a while (without oil) till the raw smell goes away. It should not turn brown.
  • Now add the tomatoes and green chillies and pressure cook with enough water. (3 to 4 whistles)
  • After the pressure is released, transfer the contents to a different vessel and mash the green chillies and tomato with a ladle.
  • Add salt and bring to a boil.
  • Season with mustard, hing, red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Serve with rice.

Preparation time: 25 minutes