Green Moong Dal Recipe with step by step pictures- Dal is one of the staple foods prepared in Indian kitchens. There are a number of dals cooked across the country and the recipe varies from one household to another. You too must be following your green moong dal recipe. Here I am sharing my take in it. This green moong dal recipe gives a spicy and flavorsome dal that is garlicky and has a hint of black pepper and the tanginess of lemon. It has a perfect consistency and texture. The best part about this green moong dal recipe is that it is not boring and will be loved by the ones who don’t like green moong dal. The green moong dal can be served with chapati, rice or paratha.
Green Moong Dal: Of course good quality moong dal is required to make this recipe. It is very important to wash the dal properly and soak it for 30 minutes or so. Make sure to wash the dal properly before soaking the dal. If you wash the dal after soaking it, the skin will be all washed off which is not wanted.
Ghee and butter: What makes this dal special is its tempering. The tempering calls for a combination of ghee and butter. Make sure to add the ghee first otherwise the butter might get burnt.
Other ingredients: Little ginger paste is added which adds some sharpness to the dal and enhances the flavor of garlic. Other than these cumin seeds and red chili powder, which are essentials for any tempering, are also added.
Flavorings: The dal is finished with some lemon juice and black pepper powder.
Perfectly made green moong dal has a smooth texture, it is perfectly cooked and is appropriately flavored. To make perfect green moong dal following points should be kept in mind:
Dal is the comfort food for many and why not? Legumes are rich in proteins. Dals can be prepared in many ways and can be served with something as simple as rice or as rich as butter naan. And therefore we have a number of dal recipes on the blog. Of all the recipes I strongly recommend trying the Dal Bukhara recipe. You will love the simplicity of the recipe and the richness of the end product. And if you are looking for a really simple and regular dal you should try arhar ki dal. It is the simplest dal recipe ever, still is absolutely scrumptious.
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1.This recipe serves 3-4 persons.
2.In a pressure cooker, add 1 and 1/2 cups of water.
3.Next add ½ cup washed and soaked green moong dal.
4.Add in salt to taste.
5.Followed by ¼ tsp turmeric powder.
6.Close the lid.
7.Let it cook on high flame till the first whistle. Thereafter reduce the flame to low and cook for 10 minutes.
8.Let the pressure release. Check the dal for doneness.
9.To prepare the tempering heat ½ tbsp of ghee.
10.Add 1 tbsp of butter.
11.Once the butter melts, add 1 broken whole dry red chili. Let it puff up on low flame.
12.Next add ¼ tsp cumin seeds (jeera).
13.Add ¼ tsp ginger paste. Cook for 30 seconds.
14.Next add in 3 pounded garlic cloves.
15.Cook till the garlic turns golden brown.
16.Add 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder. Cook for a few seconds.
17.Add the tadka to the cooked dal.
18.Also add juice of 1 lemon.
19.Also add in ½ tsp black pepper (kali mirchi) powder.
20.Serve hot. Bon appetite.
PREP TIME 5 minutes + 30 minutes soaking time
COOK TIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes + 30 minutes passive time
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