Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whole moong dal (Hesaru kaalu dal)

                    Whole moong: 1 cup
                    Water: 3 cups
                    Onion: 1/4 ( finely chopped)
                    Tomato: 1(finely chopped)
                    Green chilli: 1(finely chopped)
                    Ginger and garlic paste: 1 tbpsn
                    Turmeric: 1/4 tspn
                    Coriander powder: 1/2 tspn
                    Garam masala: 1/4 tspn
                    Oil: 2 tbspn
                    Cumin( jeera): 1/4 tspn
                    Curry leaves: 1 sprig
                    Asafoetida: pinch
                    Coriander leaves to garnish
                    Salt to taste

              1. Soak the dal for about an hour (if you are in a hurry, pressure cook for 2 whistles).
2. Add dal, salt, 3 cups of water in pressure cooker. Cook for 1 whistle or until mushy.
3. Heat oil in pan, add jeera and curry leaves.
4. Add onion, turmeric, green chilli and ginger-garlic paste and saute for 2 mins.
5. Add tomato and fry for sometime.
6. Add Coriander powder.
7. Add moong and boil for few mins.
8. Sprinkle garam masala
9. Garnish with coriander leaves.
10. Serve with Roti or Rice.

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