Moong Dal Curry
- 1 cup moong dal
- ½ onion chopped into small pieces
- 1 ripe tomato cut into small pieces
- 2 pods of garlic cut into small pieces
- 1tsp ginger
- 4 green chilies
- 4 curry leaves
- 1tsp cumin
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 1tsp mustard
- 1tsp salt
Soak the moong dal overnight. Cook the moong dal with turmeric in a vessel or in a pressure cooker. For 1 cup moong dal, add two glasses of water. I cooked the moong dal in a pressure cooker. Wait for three whistles to come up in the cooker and release the weight and mash them lightly with a spoon.
In a pan, add 2 tsp of oil, mustard, cumin, curry leaves, green chilies, garlic and ginger and sauté them for a minute. Add onions and sauté them until it turns brown. Add the tomato pieces, sauté them until they become soft. Now add the cooked moong dal, salt and ¼ cup of water. Cook them covered for about 10-15 mins.
Serve with rice and pappad or chapathi