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Sobji Diye Moong Dal

Sobji Diye Mung Dal is a Bengali style lentil cooked with winter vegetables . The protein packed dal is comforting yet special .
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Keyword Comfort Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes

Equipment

  • Pan / Kadai / Wok
  • Pot

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard Oil
  • 1 cup Cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1/4 cup Green Peas
  • 1/4 cup Carrot diced
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 2 Red Chillies dried
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Green Chilly slit into two
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar optional
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • Salt to taste

Garnish

  • Bhaja Masala or Garam Masala

Instructions

  • Dry roast the moong dal in a heavy bottomed pan or a wok on medium flame.
  • Make sure to stir continuously till the colour of the dal changes to pinkish brown .
  • Transfer the roasted dal to bowl and wash it well for 4-5 times .
  • Boil the dal , adding 21/2 cups of water , turmeric powder and salt.
  • While the dal boils, make sure it retains its texture and is not overcooked .
  • Now let’s prepare the vegetables .
  • Chop the cauliflower, carrots , tomatoes and shell the peas.
  • Heat a wok or a heavy bottom pan.
  • Firstly add oil , dried red chilli, bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, cumin seeds, and 1 green chilli.
  • Add carrots and sauté for a minute or two.
  • Next add cauliflower , sauté for a minute.
  • Add tomatoes, sauté for a minute.
  • Finally add the peas and sauté.
  • Now add the boiled dal, sugar and let the vegetables cook till done . This should take about 6-7 minutes .
  • Adjust the consistency by adding water, if required .
  • Once done add garam masala and temper with ghee.
  • Cover and let the flavours infuse .
  • Serve hot with steamed rice .

Notes

  1. You can roast the dal in big batches and store it, it helps in meal preps.
  2. If you are not fond of Mustard oil, go ahead and use any cooking oil.
  3. You can skip or add sugar as per your taste.