Dal & rice combination is everyone’s all time favourite dish. No amount of pizza’s, burger’s, french fries can replace the satisfaction one gets after eating a pipping hot bowl of rice and dal. Its a total comfort food one always comes back to.
Today’s post is Whole Green Moong Dal recipe which is easy to make and is very healthy to eat.
Whole green moong dal – 1 cup
Onion – 1 large
Tomato – 2 medium
Green chilli – 2
Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
Red Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Dhaniya powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Crushed Kasoori Methi – 1 tbsp
Oil – 1 tbsp or ghee
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Water – 2 1/2 Cups (or as needed)
Salt – To Taste
Chopped cilantro – 2 tbsp
Wash the moong till water runs clear. Then soak it in enough warm warm for about 2 hours.
Take pressure cooker and heat ghee or oil in it. Once hot, add cumin seeds and let it crackle. Then add in finely chopped onions and sauté for 2 mins. Add in ginger garlic paste and chopped green chillies. Fry well along with the onions till the onions turn to nice light brown colour.
Add chopped tomatoes, salt and mix well. Now cover and cook till tomatoes gets all mushy and oil gets separated. Then add in all the spice powders and crushed kasuri methi and fry well for a minute.
Once the masala has fried, add in soaked dal and water. Adjust the salt and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. Switch off the gas and once the pressure is released, mash the cooked dal slightly.
Add more water if required and give it a good boil. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve it hot with steamed rice.
Green moong dal always tastes best when served hot.
You can add a spoon of ghee to the dal while serving with rice for a much rich taste.
Adding lemon juice gives that extra zing to the dal.