Moong dal Recipe is a tasty yet simple recipe which can be served with rice. I usually make this dish when I am not in a mood to cook anything elaborate or when I have to cook something for me alone. This is a jain style recipe. Jain recipes are purely vegetarian and do not include onion, garlic, brinjal . Jain food is purely satvik and simple but very tasty. The curry will be yellowish in color but since my mixer is not working, I used red chilly powder instead of green chilly. That is the reason for color change. Now to the recipe..
Other dal recipes:
MOONG DAL TADKA RECIPE : NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPE
|split moong dal / yellow lentils||1/2 cup|
|turmeric powder||1/4 teaspoon|
|water||2 1/2 cups|
|coriander leaves||1 tablespoon (finely chopped)|
|mustard seeds||1/2 teaspoon|
|cumin seeds||1/2 teaspoon|
|green chilly paste||2 green chilly (or 3/4 teaspoon red chilly powder)|
|tomato||1 (finely chopped)|
|hing / asafoetida powder||1/4 teaspoon|
1. Wash moong dal nicely in clear water. In a bowl, add moong dal, turmeric powder and 1 cup of water. Cook till the dal turns soft. (You can also pressure cook dal with water for 2 whistles)
2. Mash it nicely with the back of a ladle.
3. Once the dal is cooked well and mashed, add 1 1/2 cups of water, simmer and cook till the tempering / tadka is ready.
4. In another pan, heat oil. When hot enough splutter mustard seeds. Then add cumin seeds and let it sizzle.
5. Next add asafoetida powder and green chilly paste (I added red chilly powder) and mix well. Now add the chopped tomatoes and saute it till it turns mushy. Turn off the flame.
6. Add the tempered items along with jaggery to the simmered dal. Let it cook for another 5 more minutes. Turn off the flame.
7. Garnish with coriander leaves.
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Enjoy cooking and serving