Jul 13, 2011

Moong Dal With Coconut

The Moong Dal was comforting and really aromatic with all those spices & coconut.

Ingredients :

Moong Dal : 1 Cup
Grated Coconut : 1/2 cup
Turmeric Powder : 1 tsp.
Whole Garam Masala : 2 cloves, 2 cinnamons, 2 cardamom
Bay Leaves : 1 piece
Whole Red Chilli : 1
Sugar : 1 tsp.
Ghee : 1 tsp.
Salt to taste

Method :

Heat kadai add moong dal and roast it dry without any oil till it is light pink in colour.

Cook the dal in pressure cooker till it becomes soft.  The dal will boil and bubble, remove the froth on surface. Add more water if  required and cook till dal is soft but not mushy.About 10 mins.

In a pan, add oil, when it hot add dry chilli, bay leave and whole garam masala and let it turn red, then add grated coconut, stir fry until golden brown.

Now add cooked dal, salt, sugar, turmeric powder and mix well. Cover and cook for 5 mins. Switch off the gas. Spread ghee over the dal.

Serve it with plain rice.

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