Monday, June 21, 2010

Urad & moong Dal/Black gram and green gram Dal

When we for the first time had this dal, the taste was so good that even after a year we kept remembering it. So finally we decided to get the recipe from Reena, and Thank you Reena for the prompt reply. Another healthy North Indian Dal.

Preparation time: 30-40 mins

Serves: 2


Green gram (moong dal/pesara pappu) 1 cup (200gms)
Black gram (urad dal/minapappu) 1/4th cup (50 gms)
Refined cooking oil 1tbsp
Onion 1
Tomato 2
Green chillies 2
Ginger 1/4th inch
Cumin seeds 1tsp
Red chilli powder 1tsp
Garam masala 1tsp
Pinch of turmeric
Salt to taste

Coriander to Garnish


Soak the black gram and green gram for around an hour.

Finely chop an onion and 2 tomatoes, slit the green chillies.

Pressure cook the soaked dals, with a pinch of turmeric upto 3 whistles. If doing it in a cooking pot, add required water, turmeric, the dals and cook for around 20-25 mins on simmer.

In a kadai/pan(bandli/mookudu), heat oil. Add cumin seeds and as they pop, add the chopped onion, ginger and green chillies. Cook till the onions are transparent. This can take around 2 mins.

Add the tomatoes and cook till nicely mashed. This takes another 2-5 mins.

Add red chilli powder, garam masala, salt to taste & stir once. Now add the pressure cooked/boiled dal mixture and stir well for the dals to absorb all the masalas. Add water if and as required.

Cook for a few mins, garnish with fresh and chopped coriander and serve.

We had Urad & moong dal with some yummy tawa rotis so it goes well with any of the Indian bread is obvious. But being moong, it also tastes well with flavored rice or plain rice topped with ghee.

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