Green Moong Dal – Green Gram Dal Recipe
Green Moong Dal curry has been around for years yet the popularity that it enjoys is not close to what it deserves. With a full serving of rich high-quality protein in every bite, green moong dal is one of the most inexpensive superfoods on the market today. So, today I would like to share a recipe that will bring the best of green moong dal to your kitchen table.
Green Moong Dal Curry is one you can pair with rice or roti. So it is a good option for lunch or dinner. The list of ingredients I have is long, but they are all chosen for a good reason as they all make a vital contribution to make this a healthy recipe. For example, ginger is added to counteract any bloating sensation that is typical with moong dal. Likewise, grated turmeric neutralizes the spiciness from the chillis, besides contributing to the flavor.
The result is a full proteinÂ packed curry that will deliver the taste on a budget. Check my video for all the details. NOte that you will need to soak the dal to ensure it cooks fast. You can also sprout the dal it gives the same taste. Not only that sprouted dal comes with tons of health benefits. Try it today and share your opinion. It is too good a dinner option for you to pass by.
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Here are the recipe detailsâ€¦.
Green Moong Dal - Green Gram Dal Recipe
- 1 cup dry whole green Moong Dal/ Green Gram
- 1 medium size onions
- 2 small tomatoes
- 3 green chilies
- 3 tsp grated ginger
- 10 curry leaves
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp urad dal/ split black Gram
- 1 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
- 1 tsp grated turmeric root or use 1/4 tsp TP
- 1 tsp Coriander Powder
- Â½ tsp cumin powder
- 1-2 tsp red chili powder adjust to your spice level
- 3 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp coriander leaves/ cilantro
- Soak Green Moong Dal for 4 hours.
- Follow this procedure for cooking them: cook the dal with 1 Â½ cups water in an instant pot for 6 minutes followed by a quick release. Place them aside. If you are using a non-electrical pressure cooker, allow 2 whistles.
- Place a pan over medium heat add coconut oil.
- Add red chilies and curry leaves and stir a few seconds.
- Add ginger, green chilies, and grated turmeric roots and continue to stir well.
- Add onions and sautÃ© until they turn translucent.
- Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they are soft
- Add coriander powder, cumin powder, and red chili powder.
- Cook for about 30 seconds. Add water and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Add salt, cooked green Moong Dal and stir well. Simmer for 2-3 minutes with a lid on.
- As the curry starts to boil, switch off the heat.
- Drizzle some freshly squeezed lemon juice and add chopped cilantro.
- Green Moong Dal is ready! Serve hot with rice or rotis!
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