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Paneer Fulkopi diye bhaja Moong Dal | How to make Shobji diye muger dal

Paneer Fulkopi diye Mooger Dal (Bengali style bhaja Moong dal) is a popular dish from a Bengali kitchen. Paneer fulkopi diye mooger dal brings together the goodness of roasted moong dal with soft and nutritious paneer and delicious cauliflower and peas.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: Bengali, Indian
Keyword: bengali mooger dal recipe, paneer diye mooger dal recipe, Shobji diye bhaja muger dal recipe, shobji diye moong dal recipe
Servings: 6 people


  • pressure cooker
  • small pan


  • 1 cup Moong dal
  • 1/2 cup Paneer cut into small 2 cm pieces
  • 1/2 cup Cauliflower small florets Small florets
  • 1/4 cup Peas
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1-2 Dried red Chilli
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Ginger finely grated
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Ghee/oil for tempering
  • 1 tsp ghee/oil for sautéing cauliflower


  • Heat a pressure cooker on medium to low heat. Add the moong dal and dry roast it until golden brown or releases a nutty aroma.
  • Add it to the pressure cooker along with 3 cups of water along with salt and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or until the dal is 95 percent cooked.
  • Meanwhile heat a teaspoon of oil/ghee and and fry the cauliflower florets until golden brown. Remove from the heat and keep aside.
  • Now add the fried cauliflower, paneer, green peas, turmeric powder and sugar and mix everything well. Add water to adjust the consistency as per your liking and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the cauliflower florets are cooked through.
  • Now for the tempering, heat ghee/oil in a small pan then temper the oil with bay leaf, red dried chilli, cumin seeds, hing and grated ginger. Add it to the dal and give it a boil.
    Paneer Fulkopi diye bhaja Moong Dal
  • Sprinkle with coriander and serve it hot with rice and begun bhaja.
    roasted moong dal with paneer and cauliflower


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