Monday, September 7, 2015

MOONG DAL USLI

MOONG DAL USLI

This is a simple, easy to make  and nutritious dish which we have had for years either as an item for breakfast or as a snack in the evenings. In Konkani, we call this, "Mooga Daali Usli."

It is made of Split Green Gram and is often made on festive occasions. You could also make this if you are observing fast or wish to avoid dishes made of rice.on any day.





Ingredients:


                                                        Moong Dal (Split Green Gram)

  • Moong Dal, (Split Green Gram ), 1 cup
  • Asafoetida, (Hing), a pinch
  • Green Chillies, slit lengthwise, 2-3
  • Ginger, 1/2  " piece, finely chopped
  • Curry Leaves, 10-12
  • Salt, to taste
  • Mustard, 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, 1 tbsp
  • Coconut Gratings, 2-3 tbsp
Method:

Wash and soak the moong dal for about 10-15 minutes
Drain the water and keep the moong dal aside
Dissolve a pinch of asafoetida in 1 tsp of water and keep aside
In a kadhai, heat oil and when it gets hot add the mustard 
When it splutters, add the finely chopped ginger and slit green chillies and curry leaves
Saute for a while 
Add about 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil
Lower the heat and add the moong dal and salt. Mix well and cook covered on medium heat till
the moong dal is done. Make sure the dal does not get overcooked.
Take off the heat, add coconut gratings and the dissolved asafoetida *
Serve hot

Tip: * As a variation, you could garnish with chopped coriander leaves and add fresh lemon juice.