In almost every Bengali Family one or two days are reserved for Vegetarian meals. In those days We usually eat total Vegetarian Dishes without Onion & Garlic. As in Bengali Cuisine Onion, Garlic & Masoor Dal is considered as Non-Vegetarian. In those Vegetarian Meals Moong or Moog Dal takes an important part of the Meal. <b>Bhaja Mooger Dal</b> is a Bengali delicacy. The split moong dal is roasted in ghee/oil till it turns deep golden (not brown) and gives a nutty aroma. Sometimes it is dry roasted as well. After that the 'Bhaja Moog dal' is boiled with enough water and It is then cooked and tempered with spices which only enhance the flavor.It makes the plain dal even better in taste and flavor. Usually thinly sliced Potato or Bringle fries are served with this Dal. This <b>Bhaja Mooger Dal</b> should be thicker than usual Bengali other dal .
Bhaja Mooger Dal is a one of the famous Dal recipe, which is usually cooked in any special occasions like guests are coming over or birthday or marriage function. In this Bhaja Mooger Dal you may skip adding nuts & cashew, but with these items this simple Mooger dal becomes rich & tastier. A typical Bengali full course thali always contains a bitter at the first then Bhaja Mooger Dal, fried vegetables, a dry kind of vegetables, a vegetable curry, then fishes and meat, at the end chatni and misti. So this Bhaja Mooger Dal is an important item of a full course Bengali menu. And this Bhaja Mooger Dal must be little sweeter in taste.