Jul 14, 2010

Moong Dal Upkari ( Moong Dal Usli )

Moong Dal Upkari ( Mooga daliyechi ukkari )

Serves: 2

You will need

1 cup moong dal
1 1/2 cup water
2 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin ( jeera ) seeds
2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
1/2 - inch piece ginger, finely chopped
1 spring curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
1/4 cup grated coconut


Wash and clean moong dal and keep aside.

In a pan, heat oil.

Add mustard seeds. When they begin to crackle add cumin ( jeera ) seeds, slit green chillies, chopped ginger and curry leaves. Saute for 3 - 4 minutes until fragrant.

Add 1 1/2 cup water, moong dal and salt to taste ( do not add more water ). Mix well.

Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 15 - 20 minutes or until the water dries up ( This will tastes / look good if the dish is not over cooked but cooked such a way that individual grains ( moong dal ) stand apart without sticking to each other ).

Add grated coconut and gently mix well. Serve hot.

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