Moong Daal With Broccoli

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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 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

  • 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).
  • Open the pressure cooker lid, add green chillies, grated ginger, sugar and salt and bring to a quick boil.
  • 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.
  • In another pan, heat ghee and add paanch phoron or cumin seeds, stir and let it splutter. Then add this to the dal.
  • Mix the daal well and finally sprinkle the lemon juice, then simmer for 1 minute.
  • This should be served hot and can be had with rotis, parathas, rice or just served as a soup.