Sunday, September 16, 2012

Moong dhal Sundal

This is a very easy sundal that can be done in less than 15 minutes.Since the moong dhal cooks very fast there is no need for any soaking or preparation

Split moong dhal: 1 cup
Water: 3/4 cup
Salt: 1 tsp
Oil: 2 tsp
Grated coconut: 1/4 cup
Hing: a pinch
Red chillies: 2
Green chillies: 2
Turmeric powder: a pinch
Red chilly powder: a pinch(optional)
Curry leaves: a sprig
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal: 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves: a sprig (for garnishing)

Cook the dhal with 3/4 of water in low to medium flame for 10 minutes.
Do not over overcook . Otherwise it will become mushy.
Also do not use pressure cooker to cook this

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.Once it starts spluttering add urad dhal and curry leaves.
Split the red chillies and add. Add the green chillies and hing

Add the cooked dhal now

Add the grated coconut and fry for a few seconds

Remove from fire and add chopped coriander leaves for garnishing