Moong Dal

Moong Dal

Ingredients (Serves 5 – 7)

1. Moong dal / cheru payar parippu) – 1 cup, rinsed and soaked in enough water for 10 minutes

2. Ghee – 2 tbsp

3. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

4. Garlic – 3, chopped

5. Onion – 1/2 cup, thinly sliced

Ginger – 1/2 tsp, finely chopped

6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

7. Tomato – 1 medium, chopped

8. Hot water –  1.5 – 2 cups

9. Salt – To taste

10. Cilantro – 2 tbsp, chopped (to garnish)

 

Method

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Splutter cumin seeds and saute until brown (take care not to burn them). Add garlic and saute until golden brown. Add onion, little salt, ginger, green chilly and saute until translucent. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and saute for a few seconds. Add chopped tomato and cook until soft. Next add moong dal and stir for 1 – 2 minutes. Finally add hot water and mix well. Cover and cook for 1 whistle. Open the lid when pressure releases. If the dal is very thick, pour 1/2 cup hot water and cook for a few minutes. Sprinkle cilantro and serve hot.

Moong Dal

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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