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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Simple Moong Dal soup





Ingredients:
1/2 cup of moong dal
2 cups water or as needed
1 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter) can be substituted with oil
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds 
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt or to taste

Preparation:  Wash dal thoroughly.  To a pan on medium heat, add about 2 cups of water and moong dal bring it to a boil, when it starts boiling reduce the heat and cook till the dal is cooked.  When the dal is cooked add salt mix and bring the dal to a boil and turn the heat off.  To save time you can cook the dal in a pressure cooker.

Seasoning:
Heat clarified butter in a pan, when hot add the cumin seeds, when cumin turns dark brown turn the heat off and add  turmeric powder, mix and add it to the cooked dal.  Garnish with cilantro leaves if desired.

Serves 2



In India dal is a terminology given to a legume with it skin removed.  Moong dal is delicious and so palatable and wholesome.  It is widely used all over India to make many dishes kitchadi, dosas or chillas. 



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