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Jul 23, 2010

Spicy Moong dal Soup/Curry


Soup or curry, enjoy how ever you want it, this is one amazing dish that is healthy, filling and guilt free. Coming to the recipe, I have used only half a cup dry split (green) moong dal with onion and tomato base, flavored with the kitchen king masala. I used my prestige kadai pressure cooker for quick cooking. Here's the recipe. (Look for alternate recipe without kadai pressure in the end of this post).

Ingredients:

Split green moong dal - half cup

Red onion - 1 large (optional)

Diced tomato - 1 can
(or 4 or 5 red ripe roma tomatoes)

Oil for seasoning - 1 teaspoon

Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon

Dhania powder - 1 teaspoon

Kitchen king Masala ( MDH brand ) - 2 teaspoons
(or Red chilli powder - 2 teaspoons)

Turmeric powder - quarter teaspoon

Asafoetida powder - 1 pinch

Salt as required

Water - 4 cups

Coriander leaves for garnish

Method:

Chop the onions. Dice the roma tomatoes if canned diced tomato is not used. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in the kadai pressure cooker and add the cumin. Then, add onion and sauté for a couple of minutes. 

Add the diced tomatoes and allow it to cook. Stir occasionally. 

When the content is heated add the kitchen king masala, salt, turmeric and asafoetida powder. 

Wash and add the moong dal. 

Pour 4 cups water and pressure cook for minimum 5 whistles or until the moong dal is cooked. The dal should get mushy (over cooked).

Garnish with coriander leaves.

The yield is approximately four and half cups.

You can enjoy this as soup or curry for rotis/rice.

If you want to use this as curry for rotis or rice, you can add ginger/garlic paste while tomato is cooking.

Alternate recipe if you don't have a kadai pressure cooker:

Cook the moong dal separately with 3 cups water.


Heat oil in the kadai pressure cooker and add the cumin. Then, add onion and sauté for a couple of minutes. 

Add the diced tomatoes and allow it to cook. Stir occasionally. 

When the content is heated add the kitchen king masala, dhania powder, salt, turmeric and asafoetida powder. 

When the tomato is well cooked, add the cooked moong dal and stir well.

Garnish with coirander leaves.

This recipe is my contribution to 'The legume love affair' hosted in Siri's corner.

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12 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

love it, love it, love it :)

Priya said...

Such a beautiful and healthy curry..looks awesome..

Mythreyee said...

Thanks Priya and Priya ;-)

Satya said...

wow this curry looks very delicious ...it is a perfect yummy healthy side dish for rotis. I love it

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Mythreyee said...

Satya, the taste is fantastic and the recipe is very easy too. Thanks for dropping by.

Guna's kitchen said...

luks delicious and creamy...
first time here u have lovely space... good collection of recipes.. happy to follow u.... if u find time.. do visit my blog

aipi said...

that sounds like such a comfort food, love it. first time here.. loving your wonderful collection n presentation.. glad 2 find you :-)

Mythreyee said...

GulaI visited your blog Guna and it's wonderful. Thanks for dropping by.

aipi: truly it's a comfort food and it tastes really good.

Hari Chandana said...

Nice recipe.. looks awesome and delicious.. thankq

Mythreyee said...

Hari Chandana, thank you!

Mythreyee said...

thanks chitra :-)

Srimathi said...

The mong dhal curry looks yummy.