September 03, 2018

MOONG DAL KHILMA

Ingredients:
Green moong dal - 300 gms
Ginger - 2 tsp (chopped)
Coriander leaves - 2 tsp (chopped)

For Tempering:
Ghee - 6 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Pinch of asafoetida
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp

Method:

  • Wash the dal and put it in a handi with ginger and 3 cups of water, bring to a boil,cover  and simmer until almost cooked.
  • Check that the dal is not mashed, it should be just soft. Drain and discard ginger.
  • Heat the ghee in a kadai, add cumin and saute over medium flame until it begins to crackle.
  • Add asafoetida, stir, add chilli powder, salt and turmeric, stir.
  • Then add the cooked dal and toss (or stir carefully) for 5 minutes, ensuring that the dal does not get mashed.
  • Sprinkle garam masala and lemon juice, toss. Adjust the seasoning.
  • lastly garnish with coriander leaves



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