CooQ : Recipe: Sabut Moong Dal

Sabut Moong Dal

North indian | Mains

Moong dal
139 calories/serving
35 mins
Sabut moong dal is also called chilke wali moong dal. It is one of the many lentils popularly cooked in India. The addition of tadka- a spicy mix of onions, tomatoes, green chillies and trdational Indian spices, and the fine seasoning of fresh coriander leaves makes this recipe droolworthy and fun!
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1. Take green moong dal, washed, cleaned and soaked in water for 7 to 8 hours. put the soaked moong in the cooker to boil. add 1.5 cups water, 1 tsp salt. mix well. close the lid of the cooker, cook it until a single whistle.

2. After 1 whistle, reduce flame and cook dal for 5 minutes. after 5 minutes dal is cooked, turn off flame. keep dal in the cooker till the pressure escapes. meanwhile shift the cooker to another flame.

3. To make tempering, pour 2 tbsp ghee in the wok to heat. once sufficiently hot, add cumin seeds, asafoetida. reduce flame to prevent spices from browning. add turmeric powder, 2 whole dry red chilies, 2 cloves, 6 to 7 black pepper.

4. Saute the spices well, add 1 tsp ginger paste. add tomato and green chilies paste, red chili powder. roast the masala until ghee separates from it.

5. As ghee separates from masala and it is roasted. check the dal till it is cooked and ready. if it seems dense add 1/2 cup water. pour the boiled dal into the spices, mix well. reduce flame.

6. As dal boils, add garam masala, green coriander, mix well and boil dal for 1 minute. dal is ready.

7. Tempting sabut green moong dal is ready. take out the dal in the bowl. garnish with some green coriander, pour some ghee too. green moong dal can be served with chapati, paratha, naan or rice.

By Nishamadhulika