A tasty and nutritious low calorie dal. Goes well with Rice and Rotis . Easy to prepare with minimum ingredients.
Serves: 2 – 3
2 teaspoon ghee / oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
¼ teaspoon hing (asafoetida)
½ cup (100 g) moong dal (split yellow dal)
1 green chilli, slit lengthwise
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 ¼ cup (250 ml) water
2 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves (optional)
Wash and soak moong dal in 2 cups of water for half an hour. Drain out water.
Heat oil / ghee in a pressure cooker on a low heat. Add jeera (cumin seeds) and fry on a low heat until fragrant and light brown color.
Add hing and stir well on a low heat.
Add drained moong dal and fry for 2 – 3 minute.
Add green chilli and turmeric powder. Stir well for 2 – 3 minutes.
Add salt to taste and 250 ml water (1 ¼ cup). Close pressure cooker and cook on high heat for 3 whistles. Switch off the heat. Allow the cooker to cool naturally. Open the lid and gently mash boiled hing dal. Sprinkle ghee (optional) and chopped coriander laves. Serve hot with rice or rotis.