Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Simple Moong Dal Recipe

moong dal

Moong dal is one of the most common dal (lentil) made in Indian homes. In some households, it is made every other day. Moong dal is fast to cook and easy to digest.

Recipe of simple moong  dal
1 cup dhuli moong dal (split green gram/mung dal)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder (cayenne pepper)
1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Coriander leaves- chopped

1. Wash moong dal in several changes of water. Soak for 15 minutes, drain. Place the dal with 3 cups of water, salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder in a pressure cooker. Let 1 whistle come. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Let the pressure drop before opening the lid of the cooker.
2. Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they change color, add asafoetida. Add this tempering to the boiled daal. Add coriander leaves and cook for 1 more minute. Add lemon juice. Serve moong dal hot with rotis.

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