Green moong Dal Curry

Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 1 Hr 48 Mins Cook Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 2 Hr 18 Mins
Green Moong dal Curry( मूंग  सब्ज़ी )is a hands-on sidedish when I run out of the vegetables. It so happens I mostly make this for rotis/phulkas on a Friday night or on Saturday mornings before I could rush to the grocery stores. Though I was not a huge fan of this back at mom’s place when we used to have this as sundal during Navratri times. I will soon post the recipe of sundal for the upcoming Navratri season. This simple curry can be put together with basic ingredients that are available like the onion, tomatoes, and basic spice galore from the kitchen. The soaking and cooking time can be adjusted accordingly. I usually soak this in the evening for my dinner. It pairs up great with any kind of flatbreads and is a great source of protein. Over to the recipe.


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  • Soak the green moong dal for 2 hours. Drain water, wash and pressure cook them for 3 whistles. If you do not have the time to soak them, wash and pressure cook them for an additional 2 whistles.
  • While that is getting done, wash, chop onions and tomatoes finely to cubes. Slit the green chili into lengthwise. Once the pressure is released, take them off the cooker and set aside.
  • Heat a pan and add oil. While it is medium hot, add jeera, followed by onions and green chili. Saute until they are pink and add ginger- garlic paste followed by tomatoes. Add salt and turmeric powder and saute until the tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Now add the sambar powder and garam masala powder to the oil and saute till the raw smell goes off. Drain water from the cooked green moong dal and add it to the pan. Reserve the drained water from them.
  • Allow them to boil and add the reserved drained water if the necessary consistency is reached. Switch off the stove.
  • Squeeze lemon juice to the curry before serving and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and onion. Serve with any flatbreads of your choice.

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