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Lahsuni Mung Daal

Daal (Lentils) are a staple in Indian Cuisine.  Tur Dal (Pigeon Peas) are more commonly used.  Today's Dal recipe is with whole Mung Bean flavoured with mint and garlic.  All my favourite spices made this daal truly delicious. 

Ingredients:
Mung/Whole Green Gram/Mung Bean - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 medium
Garlic - 5 big cloves
Green Chillies - 8
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves - few sprigs
Mint/Pudina Leaves - few sprigs
Cumin/Jeera Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind paste or Aamchur - 1/2 tsp
Jaggery or Brown Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Salt
Oil

Method:
1. Soak whole green gram in water for 6 - 8 hours.  Wash soaked gram.  Pressure cook with 1 1/2 cups water to one whistle or till gram turns soft.
2. Crush the peeled garlic.  Finely chop onions, cilantro and mint leaves. Slit the green chillies lengthwise. 
3. Heat 1 - 2 tbsp oil in a pan.  Add cumin seeds and crushed garlic.  Saute till garlic turns slightly brown.  Add chopped onions and fry till onions turn golden brown. 
4. Add chopped mint, cilantro and slit green chillies.  Saute for another 2 minutes.  Add cooked green gram, 1 cup water and bring it to a boil.  Add more water if required.
5. Add turmeric, jaggery, tamarind and salt.  Cook for 2 - 3 minutes or till you get the desired consistency.
6. Serve Pudina Lahsun Mung Dal with steamed rice.

13 comments:

  1. nice version of green moong dal will incorporate in our meal ..sounds interesting!

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  2. Healthy and yummy dhal, nice side dish for chapathis.

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  3. new kind of dish......sounds delicious....

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  4. Nice dish and goes well with rice as well as rotis.

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  5. This is one of my favorite dish. A universal side-dish.

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  6. love the garlic flavour in this one,makes it very tasty...

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  7. New and interesting way of preparing dal. Lovely recipe.

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  8. Droolworthy daal, looks super delicious and healthy..

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  9. this is new to me...looks very yummy and healthy

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  10. moong daal and paratha is my all time fave...ek baar maine apne blog pe bhi jikr kiya tha :)

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  11. Looks good, I'm getting hungry seeing this!

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