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Egg Tadka


  • Green Moong Mung Bean- 100 gms (around 1/2 US cup-measure)
  • Chana Dal Spli Bengal Gram Dal- 30 gms
  • Eggs – 2 nos.

For cooking the pulses:

  • Turmeric- pinch 1/8 tsp
  • Salt- 3/4 tsp
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Water- 400 ml

Other Ingredients:

  • Onion chopped- 1 medium
  • Ginger crushed- 1 tsp
  • Garlic crushed- 1 tsp
  • Green Chillies crushed- 1 tsp
  • Tomato chopped- 1 medium
  • Turmeric Powder- a pinch 1/8 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder- 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri Methi (Fenugreek leaves) roasted & powdered- 1 tsp
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Butter- 20 gms
  • Coriander leaves chopped- 3 tbsp



  • Soak the Green Moong & Chana Dal (Bengal Gram Dal) in water for around 3 hours.
  • Pressure cook the dals (pulses) after adding the items indicated on high heat till 1-2 whistles.  Alternatively boil it in a saucepan till soft.
  • Chop the onion, tomato & coriander leaves and crush the ginger, garlic and green chillies.


  • Heat 2 tbsp oil and add crushed ginger & garlic. Stir on medium heat for around 30 secs and then add the crushed green chillies.
  • Give a stir and then add the chopped onions. Fry on medium heat for 3 mins till the onions are translucent.
  • Now add the Turmeric (a pinch), Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder and Cumin Powder, give a mix and then add a splash of water.
  • Fry on low heat for 2 mins till the masala is cooked.
  • Now add the chopped tomato, mix and fry on low heat for 2-3 mins till they are soft.
  • Add the whisked eggs and 1/4 tsp salt and scramble the eggs for 1-2 mins.
  • Add the boiled pulses along with half of the water left after boiling and give a mix. Add around 75 ml water (less if lot of water was added along with the boiled pulses), mix and cover & cook on low heat for around 3 mins.
  • Now add the Garam Masala Powder and roasted & powdered Kasuri Methi.
  • Mix and add butter. Simmer for 1 min.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
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