Friday, November 15, 2013

This is a very basic daal that is a great accompaniment to any type of roti and even with dosa. It tastes good with steamed rice too. This is my mother's recipe which I never enjoyed when I was young as I preferred Maash ki Daal and insisted that to be prepared. My husband likes this daal and not maash ki daal which ultimately made me prepare this more often than maash ki daal and now I like it too.

Isn't it strange how we troubled our mothers when we were young being picky and choosy with food and now that we have grown and cook we begin to like what we used to dislike and we want to make sure our kids eat everything. Time does change..

Here is the recipe..

Serves 2-3

Ingredients :
Moong Daal - 1/3 cup
Masoor Daal - 1/3 cup
Onion - 1 medium chopped
Tomato - 1 small coarsely chopped
Green Chilli - 1 or 2 or as per spice level
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves - 1 Tablespoon chopped
Oil / Ghee - 1 Tablespoon
Water as required

Method :
1. Wash both the daals and soak in water 10 minutes.
2. In a pressure cooker heat oil or ghee.
3. Add chopped onions and green chillies and fry till onion turns translucent.
4. Add the daals without the water and mix well. Fry for 2 minutes.
5. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. At any stage if there is any burning or sticking to the bottom then add just a little water.
6. Add turmeric powder and tomato and fry for a minute.
7. Add about 2 cups of water and salt.
8. When water comes to a boil add the coriander leaves and pressure cook on medium flame for 8 whistles.
9. Let pressure release on its own to open the pressure cooker.
10. Adjust consistency by adding water.


Enjoy Moong Masoor Daal.

Notes :
You can make just moong or just masoor daal too following same recipe.

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  1. True, our tastes change with age but otherwise give in to the family's choice just because we don't want to see them grumpy:))
    Dal with ghee love it ...

  2. Mmm..mmm..this looks very yummy. You're right, time (the experiences that come with) does change a person. I never used to like dal but I go crazy for it these days ^.^

    1. Thanks Sharon. My mother laughs at me at times now. Oh the way I used to trouble her being fussy about food.

  3. Looks fab.. Never tried masoor dal yet for cooking.. Guess I should start now :)

  4. That is one bright, healthy and yummy dal. Droolicious :)

  5. daal is my always go-to when i feel lazy, however the family needs something to bite with it always... hehe... urs looks yum...