Mung dal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 cup - yellow moong dal
  • 2 cups - water
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch - asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 inch piece - ginger, finely grated
  • 1 sprig - curry leaves
  • 1 - green chilli, slit (optional)
  • 1 tbsp - lemon juice or according to taste
  • 2 to 3 sprigs - cilantro, finely chopped for garnishing
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Mung dal

  • Wash the moong dal and put it in a pressure cooker.
  • Add water, salt, turmeric and cook until one whistle sounds.
  • Remove from the stove immediately and release the pressure by holding the cooker under a cold water faucet.
  • Heat oil in a small fry pan.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and allow them to pop. Add asafoetida.
  • Add the chopped ginger, green chilli and the curry leaves.
  • Cook for 1 minute and add it into the dal.
  • Cook the dal for a few minutes to let it come to a boil.
  • Add lemon juice and cilantro, mix well and serve.
  • Enjoy with chapattis, parathas or with rice.