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everyday moong dal recipe without pressure cooker
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Cook Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


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Step 1

Rinse the moong dal or yellow lentil thoroughly and add it to a pot

Step 2

Add 3 cups of water

Step 3

Add half a teaspoon of salt

Step 4

Give it a stir and bring it up to a boil

Step 5

Remove any white form that forms

Step 6

Now set the heat to low and place the lid on

Step 7

Cook till the lentils soften. This should take approximately 10 to 12 minutes

Step 8

To a grinder jar add green chilies, ginger and coriander leaves

Step 9

Grind to a coarse paste

Step 10

Set a pan on medium heat and add approximately 1 tablespoon of oil

Step 11

Add cumin seeds

Step 12

Once the cumin seeds start to splutter add asafoetida or hing

Step 13

Add chopped tomatoes, salt to taste and stir fry the tomatoes for approximately one minute

Step 14

Add in the ginger-coriander-chilli paste and stirfry for one minute

Step 15

Add in the boiled lentils

Step 16

Add in fresh lime juice and powdered black pepper

Step 17

Give it a stir, place the lid on and let it cook for two minutes

Step 18

Add ghee and more salt if required

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