Dal Recipe for Chapati

Making Dal Recipe for Chapati

Dal dish is the easiest dish that can be made for chapati. It also tastes good and is a perfect combo for chapati. It is a very common dish that is made in North India. There are various dal recipes that can be eaten with chapati. Some of them are:

  • Dal with spinach sabzi
  • Dal with vegetables curry
  • Masala dal
  • Dal makhni
  • Dal fry
  • Methi dal
  • Channa dal with zucchini
  • Dal dhokli
  • Dal pakhtooni
  • Dal bati

There are also many snacks that can be made with dal such as; Channa dal chivda, dal thattai, dal bonda, dal murukku, dal vada, dal tikki etc.

Given below is two dal recipes made with moong dal.

Sweet and sour moong dal

This is a dish which I read on the Internet. Usually I make spicy dal curries for chapatis. We have only chapati for dinner at home, and a dal dish is a must at least once a week, taking into consideration its nutritional benefits. This recipe caught my attention when I was searching for another recipe on the net. I was attracted to the ’sweet and sour’ combination and decided to try it. The dish came out very well and was of an excellent taste, and my whole family relished it. Because of the slightly sweet taste, my children too enjoyed it. Just try it, you’ll love it!


  • Moong dal: 1 cup
  • Cauliflower: ½ piece (cut into small florets)
  • Spinach: 1 bunch (Chopped finely)
  • Potato: 1 big (Cut into small pieces)
  • Tomato: 1 large (cut into small pieces)
  • Sugar: 1 tsp
  • Salt: to taste
  • Bay leaf: 1
  • Ginger paste: 1 tsp
  • Oil: ½ cup
  • Cumin seeds: ½ tsp
  • Ghee: 1 tsp
  • Garam masala:
  • Green chillies: 5


  • Dry roast the moong dal in a pan till golden brown. Make sure it does not get burnt. Wash the dal when cool and boil it. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the potatoes and cauliflower separately and keep aside. Remove all the debris from the oil. Heat 4 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add bay leaf, cumin seeds, green chillies and ginger paste. Saute for a few minutes. Add tomatoes and saute till tomatoes are cooked. Add the chopped spinach. Sprinkle some water. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add the fried vegetables and dal. Add sugar and salt and ½ cup water. Bring to boil. Add garam masala and ghee. Delicious moong dal dish is ready.

Sprouted moong dal salad

Sprouted moong dal is rich in proteins and calcium and a very nourishing dish and a great combo for chapati. To sprout the dal, soak it in water overnight. Drain and wrap the dal in a wet cloth, and keep in a dark place till sprouted.


  • Sprouted dal: 1 ½ cup
  • Cucumber: 1 cup chopped
  • Onion: 1 chopped
  • Tomatoes: 1 cup chopped
  • Orange slices or chopped ripe mango: 1 cup
  • Green chilli: 2 chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Chat masala: 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice: 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves: chopped a handful

Cook the sprouted dal with little salt and water. Drain the water and let the sprouts cool. Take the sprouts in a bowl. Add the tomato, onion, cucumber, green chillies and fruit. Mix well. Season with salt, coriander leaves, chat masala and lemon juice. Toss until well combined and serve with chapati.