My mother says this particular Dal was made to impress the groom on Jamai Shoshti or the Day of the Son in Law. And on several occasions in a Bengali household this Dal is a must. Bengalis make this for Durga Puja Bhog too, along with Begun Bhaja/brinjal fry. It is called Dal Monohara, as this dal is cooked to win hearts. Enjoy this with steamed rice or chapatis.
Bengali-style Moong Dal With Vegetables (Dal Monohara)
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This dal works well as a meal in one, accompanied by rice or rotis, since it has dal and vegetables within. It is low sodium, high in potassium and is a great source of protein too.