27 August 2016

Moong Dal

Preparation Time :  5 mins      |      Cooking Time :  30 mins 

Ingredients :        
Split moong dal1/2 cup
Red chili powder1/2 tsp
Tomato (chopped)1 no.
Turmeric powder1/4 tsp
Jaggery1 tsp
Mustard seeds1 tsp
Cumin seeds1 tsp
Asafoetida1/4 tsp
Ghee / oil1 & 1/2 tbsp
Water as needed
Saltas needed
Method :​
  1. Add 1 cup of water, turmeric powder and washed moong dal in a stainless steel vessel and cook till the dal turns soft. Alternatively, just pressure cook upto 2 whistles. 
  2. Once the dal is cooked, add 1 & 1/2 cups of water, salt. Bring to a boil and then simmer. While the dal is simmering, prepare the tadka.
  3. Heat ghee / oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add cumin seeds and once they turn brown, add the asafoetida and red chili powder and mix. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 4 minutes / till they turn soft.
  4. Add this mixture along with jaggery to the simmering dal and cook on medium flame for another 4-5 minutes and turn off flame.
  5. Remove to a serving bowl and serve !

​Notes :
  • Paste of 2 green chilis can be used instead of red chili powder.​

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