Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Yello Moong Dal


1/2 cup moong dal
2 green chillies
5 to 6 curry leaves
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon jeera
1 teaspoon seasme seeds
salt to taste
a pinch of asafoetida
a pinch of sugar
1 tomato - chopped
1 onion - chopped
1/2 inch ginger - chpooed finely
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons ghee (clarified butter)


Wash the moong dal and soak it in water for half an hour. In a pressure cooker - mix the dal with 2 cups of water, the chopped onions and tomatoes and ginger. Add 2 drops of oil and turmeric and pressure cook untill 3 whistles. Once dal is cooked. Mash it with a masher and keep aside.

In a karahi add the ghee, when it melts add teh mustard seeds. When they splutter add the jeera and the seasme seeds and the asafoetida. Then add the curry leaves and the chopped chillies. Add the mashed dal, along with salt and sugar. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer till it thicked to desired consistency. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Serve with rice or rotis.

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