Monday, February 17, 2014

Moong dal | Simple dal (Jain)

Moong dal is the simple dal and a wholesome food. It is very easy to prepare. Jain cuisine is completely vegetarian which excludes onion, garlic and root vegetables which is similar to shojin-ryori cuisine of Japan. I have done according to Jain cuisine, as per your taste buds you can add onion and ginger.



Ingredients:
  • Moong dal - 1/2 cup
  • Chopped tomato - 1/4 cup
  • Green chilly -2
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Cilantro - to garnish

To temper:
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly - 1
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Curry leaves - 5


Method:

Wash the lentils and pressure cook with 1 cup of water, green chilly, turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes. Switch it off and let it cool.
Heat a wok with 2 tsp of ghee, add cumin seeds, red chilly, asafoetida and curry leaves. After the cumin seeds splutters add the tomatoes and cook till it turns mushy.
Add 1/2 cup of water to lentils and mash it. Add the dal to the tomato. Let it boil in simmer for 5 minutes. Add cilantro. Switch it off.

Serve with roti or chapathi or rice.


Note:
  • Ghee can be replaced by oil.
  • I was out of curry leaves and cilantro. Tastes good with cilantro.

7 comments:

Rafeeda AR said...

dal is always a comforting meal... looks delicious...
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anusha praveen said...

Comfort food in a bowl, that s what moong dal signifies. Reminds me of dal shorba for some reason.

Priyanka Srivastava said...

Dal looks delicious ,this oneis comfort meal for me,

divya said...

looks soooo tempting n comfort meal...

Hema said...

Simple and delicious dal..

Shweta Arora said...

Looking delicious....its comfort food for me :)

Sireesha Puppala said...

Looking delicious and authentic

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