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Moong Dal

January 1, 2008

One of my favorite comfort foods is Dal- Chawal. I usually make yellow dal but the other day I felt like having sabat moong dal. I love green moong dal and most recipes I’ve seen use onion and tomatoes. While that tastes great, sometimes I just like to taste the dal without too much masala. I made this dal the other day and it tastes great with rice or chappati.

What You Need
  • 2 cups of green moong dal
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 a teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 a teaspoon methi powder
  • 4 cups of water
  • Salt to taste
How its done
  1. Rinse and drain moong dal
  2. Heat the pan of a pressure cooker and add the moong dal to it. Toast the moong dal for a minute.
  3. Finely mince garlic and add to the dal- add all ingredients, stir and cover and cook and until the cooker reaches a constant steam pressure, reduce the heat and cook for a further 6 minutes.
  4. Once the steam in the cooker is completely released, open the lid and whisk the dal. If you want, you can do tadka- heat some oil, add cumin seeds, red chillies and add to the dal.


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