Jan 24, 2012

Yellow Moong Dal Tadka

This is a basic dal recipe. It is so simple yet so comforting. It can be made in a matter of minutes and is so versatile. You can pair it with rotis and subji or ladle of rice drizzled with ghee! Tastes best anyways. I paired this simple dal with ladies finger poriyal and raw plaintain fry and this was our weekend lunch.


Ingredients
Yellow split moong dal - 1 cup
Water 3 cups
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Green chilli - 2
Tomato - 1
Salt to taste

For the tadka/tempering
Oil/ghee - 1 spoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Red chilli - 1
Onion - 2 tablespoons finely chopped (optional)
Hing/Asafoetida - 1 pinch


Instructions
In a pressure cooker, cook the moong dal along with the turmeric powder, green chilli, tomato and 3 cups of water for about 4 whistles. Alternately, you could cook the moong dal in a stockpot or a heavy bootomed pan, covered for about 20 to 30 minutes, until the dal turns soft. The dal could also be cooked in the microwave.
Once the dal gets cooked, add the salt and mash the dal well.
In a saucepan, do the tempering with ghee, mustard seeds, urad, dal, hing, curry leaves, onions and red chillies.
Pour the seasoning over the cooked dal and serve with rice and your favorite vegetable curry.


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45 comments:

  1. dal is something i eat often...seeing the dal rice & vegetables on your plate made me smile...coz that's my everday lunch :D its my all time favorite comfort food ! looks delicious..

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  2. That's the most comfort food one can ever have! I love your full plate of dal chawal and veggies.. yum yum!

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  3. This is my comfort food.. looks delicious! I add some lime juice and simmer it for a few minutes before serving.

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  4. Hello Divya,
    i just love Moong dal and this tarka here looks so delicious and inviting!I love the yellow of the dal and lovely presentation.Would be so wonderful to have this as an entry to my event 'Love for Lentils'.Do drop in sometime for a peek and link-up - hope you have a lovely day:)

    http://witwokandwisdom.blogspot.com/2012/01/announcing-my-first-event-this-year.html

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  5. Dhal looks so comfort and delicious,feel like grabbing the platter....

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  6. Super dal...and gal I have same serving bowls :))

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  7. Its looking yummy with poriyals :)

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  8. I would love to give this a try..It looks awesome..Bookmarked it Dear..

    BTW..I love those bowls..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  9. very colorful pictures and the dal is very hearty and comforting too!

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  10. Lovely presentation..a comfort dish any day!..your bowls collections are so pretty!

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  11. Never tried with moong dal..will give it a go next time :)

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  12. moong daal is my favorite comfort food!....simple tadka is too good!

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  13. yummy dal... loved the picture on the steel plate!

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  14. Very beautiful pictures. Nice combo!

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  15. Looks so homey ..I love this dal anytime with any spicy curry !!

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  16. simple yet delicious...love this daal anytime.

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  17. nice and healthy recipe and i love ur cups .....

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  18. very versatile type of dhal, I often pair it up with any type of squash.
    Makes a great side dish for Idli or dosa, have you tried that :)

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  19. my perfect comfort food will be Dal rice with papad.. this is very nice

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  20. Dhal is an all time confort food Divs. Loved the side dishes.

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  21. beautiful clicks!!! looks so inviting my fav comfort food!!

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  22. Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting dal..

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  23. Drooling at all the dishes in the plate! What a lovely spread!

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  24. Perfect combo. Dal is a comfort food. Great presentation.

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  25. This looks like great comfort food. I had to take a look at your okra recipe too - it looks just as delicious. Thanks for sending this to My Legume Love Affair.

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  26. Definitely a comfort food. Love those clicks with the Subzi's, they look like pick me up platter.., Beautiful presentation and clicks., do visit me when you have time..

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  27. Love the dal, one of my favorite "go-to" meal. The curries look so tasty as well. A perfect plate !!

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  28. Great presentation. The plate looks super inviting...

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  29. vry simpl and comgort food so inviting thali looks yumm..

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  30. my fav comfort food... esp when im craving something hot & dont have time, so easy & simple. love that bowl :)

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  31. Moong Dal is easy to digest than Tour Dal, this looks simple, light and filling..

    Love your cute mini pots......

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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