Nov 2, 2011

Egg Tarka

Tarka or "tadka" is a process of cooking in which spiced butter is used to season a dish. This is a classic, comforting lentil dish. Dals are a very good source of protein in a Vegetarian diet!

Ingredients :

Whole green moong dal : 1 cup
Egg : 1
Onion : 2, medium, finely chopped
Ginger paste : 1 tsp.
Garlic paste : 2 tsp.
Tomato : 1 medium, finely chopped
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp.
Bay leave : 1
Turmeric powder : 11/2 tsp.
Red chilly powder : 1 tsp.
Coriander powder : 1 tsp.
Garam Masala powder : 1 tsp.
Sugar : 1 tsp.
2 tbsp oil
Salt as per taste

Method :

Soak the whole moong dal for over night or if you are in hurry soak it in hot water for one hour at least.

Pressure cook dal with salt till well cooked.
In a pan, heat oil, add bay leave, cumin seeds, when seeds are splutter then add onion, saute until golden brown.

Add ginger paste, garlic paste, chopped tomato, saute for 5 mins. Then add turmeric, red chilli, coriander powder, saute till the oil separates. Now add cooked dal and mix it with masala.

Add water as required.Cover the pan and cook for 5 mins.

When cook the dal then off the gas.

Garnish with scrambled egg, onion and red chilli.

Sending this to Priya's "Cooking With Seeds-Mung/Moong Beans " event


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