Day 3 of Healthy Week Day Lunch and I have a very simple basic meal . This is a poor man’s meal. Daal and Rotla. The rotla can be made with herbs and spices too, however today it is a simple one with salt only. Simple, no frill.
Moong daal is one of the lightest daal and tempering it with ghee and garlic gives the daal a very unique flavor . Here ghee does the enhancing , please do not try to substitute it with oil. The garlic should be roasted on slow fame to get that perfect golden colour. The spice level in this daal is moderate and only green chilly has been used .
Jowar is white millet , gluten free, cholesterol free . It is rich in dietary fiber and contains iron and phosphorus . A simple rotla made from the jowar flour compliments the Lahsuni Daal . I served Lassan ki Chutney and Gur / jaggery along with this meal . Chutney to add that zing , jaggery to cut down the heat and as a digestive as well as a dessert .
A simple yet nutritious meal .
1 cup moong daal
1 small tomato
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp ghee
2 tsp garlic , finely chopped
Wash and soak the daal for 15 minutes.
Wash again and pressure cook the daal with tomato, green chilly , ginger paste, salt and turmeric powder.
Cook for 2 whistles and open the cooker after the pressure drops .
Mash the daal with the back of a spoon . It should be smooth .
Adjust the consistency by adding water.
Boil well .
Add lemon juice.
Heat ghee , add chopped garlic , let it turn golden . Make sure it does not burn.
Add to the daal .
Serve hot with Jowar ki Roti .