Saturday, March 14, 2009

Simple Moong Dal(pesara kattu)

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This side dish goes well with rice during fasting.My Mother-in-law does her fasting regularly on friday's as it is No garlic-onion-tamarind-lemon day.When ever she visit us i will be always confused what is to be cooked on friday's avoiding those basic ingredients,finally she helped me preparing this dish which tastes good as it is.
1 Cup Moong dal
1 tbsp chopped corriander
pinch of turmeric
for Tadka:
1 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
pinch of hing
1 tsp jeera
5-6 Curry leaves
1 tbsp green chilli finely chopped

Pressure cook moong dal for 3 whistles and simmer it for 5-6 mins.
In a Tadka pan ,heat ghee,crackle mustard seeds,jeera,fry green chillies,curry leaves,hing and
pour this tadka to the moong dal and add salt,turmeric and cook for 2-3 mins.(Add enough water to the required consistency).Add chopped corriander at the end and mix well.
Serve hot with rice, Fry and pickle.

Lemon juice can be added to the dal.

  • Avoid ghee and use oil in the recipe for a Vegan version.


Simran said...

Even though I never fast, it's great to have such plain fare every once in a while.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm adding you to the list of Mumbai bloggers on my page...and might be in touch about a Mumbai bloggers meet we are planning.

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