Thursday, January 05, 2012

Green Moong Daal

Lentils are very nutritious to eat but most of the people think them to be tasteless and just avoid consuming. Down is the recipe of making green moong daal from Indian kitchen which is made with quite ordinary spices but results in quite unique taste. So, if you want to have a healthy meal then you must try this exotic recipe. Moong daal contains in it proteins, minerals and dietary fibers. There are many variations which are made in this lentil. The main quality of this lentil is that you can cook it quickly without soaking even which makes it different and easy to cook in comparison with other lentils.

  • Two cups of Green moong daal (green gram)
  • Two big sized tomatoes
  • To medium sized onions
  • Salt as per taste
  • One and a half teaspoon of red chilli powder (laal mirch powder)
  • Half teaspoon of haldi (turmeric)
  • One teaspoon of jeera (cumin seeds)
  • One teaspoon of grounded dry coriander ( kuta hua dhania)
  • Quarter teaspoon of kusoori methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • Half teaspoon of all spices powder (garam masala powder)
  • Five to six curry leaves (kurry patta)
  • One teaspoon of ginger garlic paste
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Two to three green chilies
  • Quarter cup of oil
  • Water as much required
Preparation Process:
Soak the moong daal for half an hour. Cut the tomatoes and onion in thin cubes. Heat the oil and fry onions until they become golden. Add ginger garlic paste and quarter cup of water. Then add tomatoes, salt, red chilli powder, haldi, jeera, dry coriander and curry leaves and fry until tomatoes starts blending and oil starts appearing on the surface. Add lentil and two cups of water and let it boil or cook it in pressure cooker. When daal becomes tender then add dry fenugreek leaves, all spices powder, fresh coriander leaves and green chillies.

Green moong daal is ready. Serve it hot with chapatti and raita.

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