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Mung dal

Mung dal


Mung Dal


Ingredients (serves 2)

1 cup of yellow or red Red Lentils  

1 Onion

2 medium Tomatoes

1-2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp Turmeric

Salt to taste


For Tempering

1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

1 tsp Mustard Seeds

1-2 Dried red Chilli (or use Green Chilli)

few Curry Leaves and  few sprigs of Cilantro  for garnish

2 tbsp cold pressed coconut oil  


  1. Wash the lentils well in cold water until the water runs clear.(red Lentils tend to require more rinse if you are using this type )

 2. Heat 1 tbsp  of coconut oil in a saucepan and add onions and garlic along with a pinch salt and  sauté  for about 2 minutes .  

3. Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté for another 2 minutes.  (optional you can reserve a spoon of this salsa for garnish .

4. Add the lentils and 3 cups of water.  

5. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes then Lower the heat , close with a lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until cooked.  

6. Once the lentils are cooked, give them a stir and adjust the amount of water if is necessary according to your preferences .  

8. In another pan with coconut oil Add mustard seeds and when they start popping, add the cumin seeds , red chillies,  and curry leaves. Once the seeds are fragrant and popping, remove from the heat.  

9. Add it to the dal. Give it a quick stir and serve hot ,garnished with cilantro and little squeeze of lemon and optional some of the tomato salsa you reserved before ,  Serve with basmati rice , or any of your favorite Indian bread .

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