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Hing Dal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:3
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp - Ghee / oil
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/4 tsp - Hing (asafetida)
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) - moong dal (split yellow dal)
  • 1 - green chilli, slit lengthwise
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - salt (or to taste)
  • 1.25 cup (250 ml) - water
  • 2 tsp - chopped Coriander leaves (optional)

How to Make

  • Wash and soak moong dal, in 2 cups of water, for half an hour. Drain out the water.
  • Heat oil / ghee in a pressure cooker, on a low heat. Add jeera (cumin seeds) and fry on a low heat, until fragrant and light brown in colour.
  • Add hing and stir well, on low heat.
  • Add drained moong dal and fry, for 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Add green chilli and turmeric powder. Stir well for 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste and 250 ml water (1.25 cups). Close the pressure cooker and cook on high heat, for 3 whistles.
  • Switch off the heat. Allow the cooker, to cool naturally.
  • Open the lid and gently mash the boiled hing dal.
  • Sprinkle ghee (optional) and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rice or rotis.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World