Whole Green Moong Dal Curry

Whole Moong Dal -North Indian

Whole Green Moong Dal Curry –North Indian
Recipe source: Vegrecipesofindia

½ cup whole moong dal
1 medium onion chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
1 tsp ginger/garlic paste
1 bay leaf
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp garam masala
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ -1 tsp chili powder
3-4 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
2 tbsp oil

To Temper:
2 tsp oil
½ tsp cumin seeds
2 pinch asfoetida

Wash moong dal and keep aside. Presoak overnight if you remember otherwise ok too.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add bay leaf and cumin seeds.
When cumin starts to splutter, add onions and saute till golden.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few mins.
Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala.
Saute till tomatoes become mushy and oil starts to separate.
Add drained moong dal and 2 and half cups of hot water. Cook till beans are soft. Leave aside till pressure releases.
Add more water if the mixture is dry. Beans should be cooked very soft.
Simmer for few minutes and add coriander leaves and salt. Switch off fire.
For tempering: heat oil in a small pan and cumin seeds. When they crackle, switch off fire and add asfoetida. Pour into cooked dal and mix.
Serve with chapathis.