Sunday, February 3, 2013

Simple Dal (Moong Dal)

Dal is comfort food for many Indians, and this simple dal recipe could be made and serve in under 20 minutes, time saving healthy food indeed。

1/2 Cup split moong bean (Washed)
1/2 Carrot or any vegetables of your liking
1/4 Tomato (Cubed)
2-3 Green Chili

1/2 tsp Tamarind Paste
1/8 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste

For Tadka:
2 tbsp Cooking Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Chili powder
4-5 Curry Leaves (Optional)

Clean the moong bean and add about 1 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 tsp of tamarind paste, turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt.

Cut the vegetables in bite size add into the dal, pressure cook for 8 minutes, let the pressure out naturally, open the pressure cooker when gas releases, stir it well.

To make tadka (red oil), place all the spices (beside chili powder) and oil in a microwaveable bowl, microwave for 2 minutes, take it out and add chili powder, wait for 2-3 minutes before pouring over the bean soup.

Stir well and it is good to serve.

Simple and healthy dal

中文版, For Chinese --> 简易绿豆糊