Hesaru Bele(Moong Dal) Thove

This is one of the most commonly made dals in any Indian household. It has too many variations as well. The Thove we do in most Madhwa houses, has no onion or garlic. It is quick and easy, and to top it all full of nutrition. You can eat this with either Rice or Chapathi. If eating with rice make it a little bit watery and if on the other hand, you are making this with Chapathi, make it a little bit on the thick side.

Moong Dal

Moong Dal


  • 2 cups hesaru bele or moong dal
  • 4 green chillies slit lengthwise
  • 2 sprig coriander leaves
  • 5-6 curry leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped(optional)
  • For Seasoning – 2 tsp oil, mustard seeds, jeera, haldi, hing
  • Salt and Lemon to taste


  • Pressure cook the dal with enough water for 2 whistles.
  • In a pan, heat oil. Add all the ingredients listed for seasoning.
  • Next, add the tomatoes, and curry leaves and fry for a few minutes.
  • Make sure the pressure cooker is cooled, and remove the dal from there.
  • Add the seasoning to the dal. Add also salt to taste and boil for another 4-5 minutes. Add coriander leaves as well.
  • Just before serving add lemon juice and serve with either Chapathi or Rice.

Another look at the yummy hesaru bele thove served with Chapathi( 100% whole wheat). On the side is cabbage palya, and yogurt.

Healthy Thali

Healthy Thali

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sridhar on November 4, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Excellent effort.


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