Garlicky ( Lahsuni ) Moong-Masoor Daal with Carrot Greens

Garlicky Moong-Masoor daal with Carrot Greens is a very healthy, loaded with vitamins, minerals and protein. It can be prepared in less time and very light on the tummy. This daal happened to be the most favourite daal of my brother since we had last week he kept asking for more, can't blame him as each mouthful tasted better than the last one and was delicious and amazing that it surprised us all. 

this delicious and tasty Moong - Masoor Daal was simmering with fresh and vibrant Carrot leaves! 

Yes, they are very edible,  me and my family are living proof, so next time instead of tossing away nutritious carrot greens in the bin, use them in your recipes and make those dishes healthy and flavourful. 

I thought I'd share with you my favourite way to eat Vegetable green tops, cooked with various kind of lentils and beans. I think it's just about the easiest and simple preparation you have to do. You can prepare any lentils with any vegetable greens and increase the taste and flavours of the dish and make the dish flavoursome. You can check out my family's firm favourite daal dishes with Vegetable green Mixed Daal with Turnip Greens  , Puy lentils with Swiss Chard daal , Mixed Daal with Spinach ,   , Adraki Masoor aur Palak Daal Sprouted Mung Beans with Amaranth Leaves and Chana Daal with Spinach  , so yummy, comfort and hot daal and you won't realize that you will mop down a couple of extra round and soft gujarati rotlis

Carrot greens daal, garlicky daal, moong and masoor daal
Yield: 4-6 servings

Garlicky Moong-Masoor Daal with Carrot Greens

Garlicky Moong-Masoor Daal with Carrot Greens

Yellow Moong and Red lentils cooked with Carrot Greens and double the amount of Garlic. Healthy and Flavoursome daal tastes delicious with Hot Roti, Phulka or Rice.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 35 Mtotal time: 50 M


  • 1/2 cup Yellow Moong Lentils
  • 1/2 cup Red Lentils 
  • 2 cup Carrot Greens washed and chopped
  • 8-10 Cloves of Garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 1 tsp. Ginger and Garlic paste
  • 2 Green Chillies slit
  • 1 small Tomato chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp. Ground coriander and cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp. Lemon Juice or Amchoor Powder
  • Pinch Hing
  • 1 tsp. Cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp. Oil
  • 1 tsp. Ghee


How to cook Garlicky Moong-Masoor Daal with Carrot Greens

  1. Wash both lentils and soak for 10-15 minutes in clean water.
  2. Heat one tbsp. oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds and hing.
  3. Once they crackle add both daal, carrot greens, tomato, Ginger-Garlic paste and green chillies.
  4. Stir well and add turmeric powder, salt and 3 cup water.
  5. Bring the daal to boil then close the cooker lid and cook till 3 whistles.
  6. Let the pressure cooker cool naturally.
  7. Now in another pan, heat 2 tbsp. oil and sauté onion till nice and pink.
  8. Add red chilli powder, coriander and cumin powder and fry for few seconds.
  9. Add cooked daal and let it simmer for 5 minutes if daal is too thick add little water.
  10. Now heat ghee, add thinly sliced garlic and fry till garlic turns brown but not burnt.
  11. Add red chilli powder and immediately pour over the cooked daal.
  12. Add garam masala and lemon juice.
  13. Turn off the heat.
  14. Serve hot.
  15. Enjoy!


For vegan daal omit ghee.
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  1. The garlic flavoured dal is mouth-watering.. want to eat it now.

  2. Wow Interesting... I have never used carrot leaves till now. Thanks for sharing ! Garlicky dal sounds absolutely flavourful and loved your clicks esp the greens.. so vibrant !

  3. My husband the garlic fanatic will go crazy with this dal. I think I will make with different greens.

  4. Thanks for this delicious-looking recipe! How would you adapt it without using a pressure cooker?

    1. Thank you for stopping by Yogamom. Use regular pan instead of a pressure cooker but follow the recipe as given. You will need more water to cook the lentils and definitely it will take longer to cook. I would say atleast 35-40 minutes will take to make this recipe. Hope this helps:) Let us know if you make this recipe.

      Hayley x


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