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
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.