Brown Dal

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Total Time:
60 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 250gm - yellow moong dal
  • 5 tbsp - oil
  • 1 - big onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 - medium-sized tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 5 - green chillies (finely chopped)
  • 1.5-inch piece - ginger (crushed)
  • 6 to 8 - fresh curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • a handful of coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 4 cups - water
  • salt to taste

How to Make Brown Dal

  • Wash and soak the dal in 4 cups of water for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Add onions, green chillies, and ginger and saute on a low flame till the onions are a nice golden brown.
  • Add the dal along with water, curry leaves, salt, and turmeric powder.
  • Cook the dal on a low flame.
  • After the dal is three-fourth done, add tomatoes. Continue cooking till the dal is done and is a little thick in consistency.
  • Remove from gas and lightly churn the dal.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with brown rice or roti and any fried sabzi.