Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mooli moong dal/Mullangi pesara pappu/Radish split green gram dal

Mooli moong dal as the name suggests is a dal recipe. Specially, good for those suffering from gas troubles or acidity. While radish is known to be a good home remedy for gas trouble, the split green gram is a soother that also provides proteins.

Preparation time: 20-25 mins

Serves: 2


Radish (Mooli/Mullangi) 1

Split green gram (Moongdal/Pesara pappu) 1 cup (150 gms)

Refined cooking oil 2 tsp

Mustard seeds (Rai/Aavalu) 1 tsp

Cumin seeds (Jeera/Jeelakarra) 1 tsp
Black gram (Urad dal/Uddipappu) 1 tsp
Curry leaves 4-5
Red chillies 2
Grated ginger 1 tsp
Chopped coriander 2 tsp
Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing/Inguva)
Pinch of Turmeric (Haldi/Pasupu)
Salt to taste


Wash, peel and cut the radish into slices. Add the split green gram, pinch of turmeric and pressure-cook to 3 whistles.

In a pan/kadai (bandli/mukudu), heat oil. Add the red chillies (optional) and mustard seeds. As they pop, add the cumin seeds, black gram, curry leaves, grated ginger (optional) and a pinch of asafoetida.

To this seasoning, add the cooked radish-split green gram mix, water as required (around half a cup) and salt to taste. Add fresh and chopped coriander and stir. Leave to cook for around 5 mins.

Mooli moong dal is done. Serve with rice or hot phulkas/Indian bread.

With today’s lifestyle, most of us suffer from gas and acidity troubles more because of irregular eating patterns. Though it is important to eat right at regular times, sometimes skipping a meal is inevitable for many reasons. On all such occasions, mooli-moong dal is the ideal inclusion into the meal after the skipped one, filling and soothing.


Sangeeta Reghu Nair said...

This is really easy recipe and I love mooli .. will surely try this and tell you how it goes ..

Pratnee said...

Yes Sangeeta and its also good for health:) please do try and let us know:) Mooli is our favorite too:)

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