Oct 12, 2010

Boiled Dal

Boiled Dal

Serves: 3

You will need

1 cup ( 100 g ) moong dal
3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon oil
Extra 1/2 cup water
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon hing ( asafoetida )


Wash and clean dal.

In a pressure cooker, mix dal, water, turmeric powder and oil and pressure cook for 15 minutes or till done ( reduce the heat after 2nd whistle and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes). Allow the cooker to cool naturally.

Open the lid. Light the mash the dal. Add extra 1/2 cup ( 50 ml ) water. Add asafoetida and salt to taste. Mix well, cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for another 10 minutes. Serve with rice / rotis.

The benefits are: Simple to make. No spices needs to be added. So good for small children ( up from 2 years) and old people with health problems. For kids mix with rice and a dash of ghee. This provides wholesome meal which is also tasty and is easy to digest.

Fry onions, chopped green chillies, jeera in small quantity of oil, add to this dal to enhance the taste.

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