Whole moong dal

How to make whole moong dal?

How to make whole moong dal? Punjabi Style Whole Moong Dal Recipe

The green moong beans are cooked in a pressure cooker. moong beans as well as moong lentils are preferred , to make dals or khichdis as they are easy to digest and nutritious.the taste of this yummy and delicious moong dal really goes awesome with rotis or steamed rice.
  • ½ cup moong dal, soaked in water for an hour
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium tej patta
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • salt as required
  • heat 2 tbsp oil in a cooker, add 1 medium tej patta, ½ tsp cumin seeds. saute till the cumin seeds start crackling.
  • Now add the chopped onions and saute them till they get light golden and add 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste, chopped green chilies. stir and saute them properly.
  • now add chopped tomatoes, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ¼ tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ¼ tsp garam masala powder stir and saute till the tomatoes soften, become pulpy and you see oil releasing from the sides.
  • add 2 cups water and salt as per taste. stir very well. cover and pressure cook for 15 minutes on a medium flame till the beans are softened thoroughly. when the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid and check the beans.
Tempering the Dal:
  • heat 1 tbsp oil in a small pan and add cumin seeds first.
  • switch off the flame and then add a pinch of asafoetida and ¼ tsp red chili powder. stir.
  • add this tempering to the green moong dal. stir well.
  • add chopped coriander leaves.
  • serve whole green moong dal with steamed rice or chapatis