Dal Moradabadi – Leftover Dal Chaat


Dal Moradabadi or Leftover Dal Chat is one of my favorite creations, and lights up my otherwise mundane days. Its actually inspired from the Moradabadi famous breakfast made with fresh moong dal. I remember i had a version of this when i was in college and my best friend from Meerut introduced me to this delicacy. But being the lazy bum that iam , i can never make fresh dal in the morning and then have it for breakfast, some complicated things i can never do for breakfast. But this is my saviour on busy days, deck up a leftover dal, and its an awesome filing meal in itself. 


So the Moradabadi Dal, is tempered thick moong dal with the bestest flavors married on top of it. It may look simple but the lemon, the ghee ka tadka, the heeng, the chat masala, the chutney, omg iam salivating by just describing it here. You have to try it to understand the sentiments. Cook fresh batch of thick moong dal, or use leftover dal like me, and you can thank me later :D. There are many variations of it, jsut the tempering in shops, and this onion tomato version in homes, and the chatkhor that iam, i love this version. 


  • 1 cup thick cooked moong dal / leftover dal. 
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tomato finely chopped
  • 1/4 green chilly finely chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chat masala
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon
  • For the Tadka
  • 1 tbsp Ghee / Amul butter 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 pinches heeng
  • 1/2 green chilli
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder


  1. Play with this recipe. There are no set rules. 
  2. Use leftover thick dal / or freshly cooked moong dal.
  3. Place it in a plate or bowl as you like.
  4. Sprinkle the other elements on top of it.
  5. Make the tadka, and drizzle it on top of it.
  6. Mix, adjust salt / chat masala as per your liking. 


  • Omit the onion tomato, and relish the street style dal moradabadi. 
  • Add green chutney on top for added flavors. 


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