27 August 2016

Pudina Moong Dal / Mint Moong Dal / Mint Dal / Pudina Dal

Mint has many health benefits as it is good for digestion, detoxifies the body etc. This recipe is simply a moong dal just flavored with mint leaves. Really an aromatic tasty dal it is. Just follow the below procedure to make pudina / mint moong dal.

Preparation Time :  5 mins      |      Cooking Time :  20 mins 

Ingredients :             

Split moong dal1/2 cup
Red chili powder1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds1/4 tsp
Asafoetida1 pinch
Ghee / oil1 tbsp
Mint leaves (chopped)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. First fry the cumin seeds and then add asafoetida.
  4. Add mint leaves and fry for some seconds. Lastly add red chili powder.
  5. Immediately, pour this tempering/tadka mixture in the dal & stir well. Simmer the dal for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Serve the mint dal with rice or parathas !

​Notes :
  • If the dal looks thick after adding tadka, then add some water and simmer the dal.
  • The recipe can be doubled / tripled.

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