Sindhi Moong Dal is a basic simple dal made with yellow split lentils. The lentils are cooked till creamy and tempered with cumin seeds.
Sindhi Moong Dal is one of the simplest to cook lentil. This is one dal that is made very frequently in our house. We have three-four versions of this dal, strangely I have shared only the Makhani Dal, which is the boiled version, yet the best! Once the dal is boiled, with salt and turmeric, one has to dilute it to get the right consistency. After that chopped tomatoes, green chili, and coriander are added. Once all comes to a boil the dal is tempered with ghee, cumin seeds, and asafoetida, and you are done with a nice pot of Moong Dal, which is called Moongan ji Dal. The dal can be further diluted and served as a soup.
Sindhi Moong Dal is actually very versatile. It can be tempered with garlic to change the flavor completely and then is served with Fulko . During winters finely chopped fenugreek leaves are added to give it a healthy twist! At times we make a Khatti Dal from it by adding kokum and curry leaves.
Unfortunately, I haven’t posted any of the versions, as they are really simple ones and it never occurred even but will definitely post these recipes. None of these simple dals is available in any restaurants, one has to definitely cook these at home. Anyways, let’s get on today’s recipe –
Sindhi Moong Dal
1 cup moong dal
Salt to taste
1 small, tomato, chopped
1 green chilly, chopped
1 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Wash and soak the dal for 15-20 minutes.
Place it to boil, add turmeric and salt while boiling.
After one boil, remove the froth, simmer and cook till soft and mushy.
Using a whisk, blend the dal to a smooth consistency.
Add water and bring it to a medium consistency.
Add tomato and green chillies.
Cook till the tomatoes are soft, roughly about 7-8 minutes.
Heat the ghee, let cumin crackle, add asafoetida, and temper the dal.
Add coriander leaves.
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