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Mung dal

Mung dal

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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  

METHOD

  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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