Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Moong Dal Curry


Green whole Moong dal - 1 cup

Onion - 1medium

Tomato - 1 small

Green Chili - 2

Garlic - 2 cloves

Curry leaves - 2 sprigs

Coriander leaves - 2 stems

Tamarind - lemon size(soak in water and extract the juice)

Chili Powder -1/2 tsp

Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp

Coriander Powder - 1 tsp

Sambar Powder - 1 tsp

Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp

Salt - to taste


1. Saute moong dal in a pressure cooker for 3- 4min and switch off the stove. Take care not to brown it.

2. Add Onion, tomato, green chilli, garlic, salt and water to moong dal and cook it for 4 - 5 whistles or until the moongdal becomes soft.

3. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds and when they splutter add curry leaves and fenugreek seeds. Switch off the stove and add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, sambar powder and asafoetida to the hot oil.

4.Add this masala mix to the moong dal and add tamarind water and cook for 10 min. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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