Thursday, March 8, 2012

Moong Sundal

If you are looking for a sundal that doubles as a healthy snack, does not require too much preparation, then here is one.

Again you can make this as a sundal, as a side salad or a snack for those hungry tea time bites.

Difficulty level : Easy

Time: Preparation time ( 2 hours), Cook Time ( 10 min)

  • a cup or two of moong dal
  • salt
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • water
  • little bit of lime juice

To temper:
  • oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsps urad dal (split black gram dal)
  • 3 green chilies slit or chopped in small pieces, or you can use 4 red chilies
  • 1 to 2 tbsps grated coconut (fresh is always better)
  • 2 to 3 nos curry leaves or a bunch of cilantro chopped finely
  • hing ( a pinch of asafoetida)

Method de Preparation:
  1. Soak the moong dal in a vessel immersed in water for an hour. Drain it and leave it as such for 1 hr. When you touch it you will find it soft when pressed but not mushy. 
  2. In the meantime get all the ingredients for tempering ready - chop the chilies and curry leaves finely.
  3. Take oil in a pan, when hot add the mustard. Allow to splutter and add the urad dal and the hing. Soon after add the curry leaves and the green or red chilies. Mix in the moong dal, allow to blend together. Add salt.  You can add cilantro instead of the curry leaves if you like too.
  4. At the end squeeze some lime juice for taste. And it is ready!

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