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Moong Daal With Broccoli Recipe

Moong Daal With Broccoli is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
High Protein Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Pressure Cook Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 2
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  • 1 cup - yellow moong daal
  • 1 cup - broccoli, raw and cut into mid to large-sized florets
  • 4 to 5 - green chillies, slit lengthwise
  • 1 inch piece - Ginger (soaked for 15 minutes and grated
  • 2 - pepper Corn whole pieces
  • 1 - Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp - paanch phoron (mix of 5 spices) or Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - Lemon juice extracted
  • 1 tsp - Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp - Ghee or oil
  • How to Make Moong Daal With Broccoli:

    1. Roast the yellow moong dal first in pressure cooker over low to medium heat, stirring continuously for 2-3 mins, till you get a nice aroma. Mix the pepper corns and bay leaves and stir-fry the daal for another minute. Add 3-4 cups of water (depending on the consistency you want) and pressure cook. Do not over-cook or over boil the daal (1-2 whistles is enough).
    2. Open the pressure cooker lid, add green chillies, grated ginger, sugar and salt and bring to a quick boil.
    3. Now lower the heat, add the raw cut broccoli, mix well and let the daal simmer for 2-3 mins, covering the cooker with the lid.
    4. In another pan, heat ghee and add paanch phoron or cumin seeds, stir and let it splutter. Then add this to the dal.
    5. Mix the daal well and finally sprinkle the lemon juice, then simmer for 1 minute.
    6. This should be served hot and can be had with rotis, parathas, rice or just served as a soup.


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