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Recipe of Jain Moong Dal | How to Make Jain Yellow Split Lentil

Vama Dattani | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 |
Moong Dal
Moong Dal(Yellow Split Lentil) is very famous dal in indian kitchen. The main reason for it being so famous is because its very light in digestion compared to other dals. Its a excellent source of nutrition's. This dal is used in legendary dishes to make Dal fry and Dal Tadka. Moong dal is also very commonly used in snacks also. In this moong dal recipe there is no onion or garlic. Believe me its not a bland dish and tastes really great. Moong dal is tempered with cumin and mustard seeds and boiled. In gujarati we call it Mug Ni Chutti Dal and it tastes best with gujarati kadhi. Moong Dal is good to in cooperate in your daily diet once a week. So lets proceed step by step.


Take about 1 cup of moong dal(yellow split lentil).

Wash the dal with water 3-4 times till the water is clear.

Soak the dal in water for 15-20 minutes. After soaking the dal you can see in the below picture the size of the dal will increase a bit. 

As I had told you this is a no onion and garlic dal. You require a few ingredients for tempering of the dal.

Heat oil in a kadai.

After the oil is hot add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

After seeds crackle add curry leaves and finely cut ginger and chilli.

Now add 1 cup water and add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.
  
Mix all the masalas well and bring the water to boil.

Now strain the dal and add it to boiling water.

Now lower the flame and cook the dal till its cooked and tender by stirring occasionally. Also cook till all the water evaporates.

Jain Moong dal is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Moong Dal
  
RECIPE OF MOONG DAL
Split yellow lentil tempered with mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
By Vama
PREP TIME:5 Minutes COOK TIME:15 Minutes TOTAL TIME:20 Minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup Moong Dal(Yellow Split Lentil)
  • 1 cup Semolina/rava/suji
  • 1/4th tablespoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger Chilli Paste
  • 5-6 Curry Leaves
  • 3 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4th tablespoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4th tablespoon Cumin Seeds
  • Salt To Taste
Moong Dal




INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Take about 1 cup of moong dal(yellow split lentil).
  2. Wash the dal with water 3-4 times till the water is clear.
  3. Soak the dal in water for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai.
  5. After the oil is hot add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  6. After seeds crackle add curry leaves and finely cut ginger and chilli.
  7. Now add 1 cup water and add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.
  8. Mix all the masalas well and bring the water to boil.
  9. Now strain the dal and add it to boiling water.
  10. Now lower the flame and cook the dal till its cooked and tender by stirring occasionally. Also cook till all the water evaporates.
  11. Our moong dal is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

This moong dal tastes best with gujarati Kadhi, rice and papad. 

Moong Dal

Tips

1.As we are cooking the dal in a kadai and not in cooker. So soaking the dal reduces the cooking time.
2.To know dal is cooked or not just take the dal and press it. If you feel its soft and tender then your dal is ready.
3.If you feel the dal is not yet cooked you can add little more water and cook for some more time.
4.I don't prefer adding onion garlic in daily cooking but if you want you can add.
5.I have soaked the dal so for cooking I have added 1 cup water. But if you don't soak the dal then add 2 cups water.



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