Garden Fresh Delights: Exploring the Wholesome Shobji Diye Bhaja Muger Dal Recipe

Garden Fresh Delights: Exploring the Wholesome Shobji Diye Bhaja Muger Dal Recipe

Shobji Diye Bhaja Muger Dal is a Bengali dish made with roasted moong dal (yellow split lentils) and a variety of vegetables. It is a nutritious and flavorful dish that can be enjoyed with rice or roti. Here's a recipe to make Shobji Diye Bhaja Muger Dal:


  • 1 cup moong dal (yellow split lentils)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-3 dried red chilies
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 1 capsicum (bell pepper), diced
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing (optional)


  1. Dry roast the moong dal in a pan over medium heat until it turns golden brown and releases a nutty aroma. Stir continuously to avoid burning. Once roasted, remove from heat and let it cool. Then, rinse it thoroughly under water to remove any impurities.
  2. In a pressure cooker or a deep pot, add the roasted moong dal, turmeric powder, salt, and 3 cups of water. Cook the dal until it becomes soft and mushy. If using a pressure cooker, cook for about 2-3 whistles, or simmer in a pot for around 20-25 minutes until the lentils are well cooked.
  3. In a separate pan, heat ghee or oil over medium heat.
  4. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, and dried red chilies. Let them splutter for a few seconds.
  5. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  6. Add the ginger paste and garlic paste. Sauté for a minute until the raw smell disappears.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn soft and mushy.
  8. Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well.
  9. Add the diced carrots, potatoes, capsicum, green beans, and green peas to the pan. Mix everything together, ensuring the vegetables are coated with the spices.
  10. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Allow the vegetables to cook for about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  11. Once the vegetables are cooked, add the cooked moong dal to the pan. Mix well.
  12. Add sugar to balance the flavors. Adjust the seasoning if required.
  13. Add water as needed to achieve the desired consistency of the dal.
  14. Cover the pan and let it simmer on low heat for another 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  15. Remove from heat.
  16. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves, if desired.
  17. Serve Shobji Diye Bhaja Muger Dal hot with steamed rice or roti.

Enjoy the flavorful and wholesome Shobji Diye Bhaja Muger Dal, a delicious Bengali dish made with roasted moong dal and vegetables!

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