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punjabi green moong dal recipe


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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total: 40 minutes

Servings: 2.5

Cost: $16.29 /serving


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Step 1

Pick and wash the whole green gram dal 4-5 times. Drain the water.

Step 2

Peel the skin of ginger and mince it.

Step 3

Take the rinsed green moong dal in a pressure cooker. Add minced ginger and turmeric powder along with salt.

Step 4

Add 2 cups water and pressure cook it for 5 whistles on medium heat.

Step 5

Meanwhile peel the onion and finely chop it. Also, wash and finely chop the tomato. Slit the green chilli.

Step 6

Once the dal is pressure cooked, remove from heat and set the cooker aside. Once the pressure has released by itself, open the lid of the pressure cooker. Lightly mash the dal.

Step 7

Heat oil in a kadai or pan. Add cumin seeds and once they crackle and change color slightly, add the finely chopped onions.

Step 8

Saute the onions till they turn brown in color.

Step 9

Then add the finely chopped tomatoes and slit green chilli. Fry the tomatoes for 2 minutes till they turn soft and mashed.

Step 10

Now add red chilli powder and coriander powder. Fry for a minute.

Step 11

Add the cooked green gram dal. Add 1/2 cup water and stir well.

Step 12

Let the gravy simmer on low heat for 4-5 minutes.

Step 13

Then add the garam masala powder. Mix well and remove from heat.

Step 14

Finally add the finely chopped coriander leaves and stir. Punjabi sabut moong dal is now ready to be served hot with chapathis, phulkas or rice.