This traditional Indian dish is often served with rich spices over
rice, and is a staple in many Indian restaurants and households. This recipe is the combination of Toor and Moong dal. It is not only
delicious, good source of nonmeat protein and it also has a number of health benefits.
1/4 Cup of Toor Dal
1/4 Cup of Moong Dal
1 Cup of Spinach
1 Chopped Tomato
1 or 2 Green Chillies
1 Tsp of Turmeric
1 Pinch of Asafoetida
2 Tsp of Oil
Salt and water as needed
2 Tbsp of Oil
1 Tsp of Mustard
1 Tsp of Cumin
1 Red Chilly
Handful of Curry Leaves
1 Chopped Onion
2 Chopped Garlic Cloves
3 Tsp of Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp of Red Chilli Powder
- Soak toor and moong dal for 2 hrs before cooking. Wash and drain
- Pressure Cook all the "cooker items" ingredients as shown above, with enough water and wait till 4-5 whistles.
- Heat oil in pan and add the "To Temper " Ingredients. One after the other.
- Fry the onion and garlic till golden brown. Add coriander and chilly powder to it. Don't over roast it, as it gives burning taste.
- Add the cooker items to pan. Allow it to boil for 5 mins. Stir in between to avoid burning at the bottom. Let it come to rolling boil and turn off the stove.
- Garnish with fresh chopped onion, tomato and Cilantro/Coriander leaves. Serve it with roti/nan/rice.
Health Benefits of Toor and Moong dal
- You can do the same recipe with methi leaves too.
- You can enrich the taste by adding 1tsp of ghee.
- You can also add lemon juice while serving.
- Lentils are high in fiber and protein, and low in fat. Eating lentils
and other foods that are rich in soluble dietary fiber can help decrease
- A dish of basmati rice with moong dal combines carbohydrates, protein,
fiber and fats for a healthy, balanced meal. The rice provides
carbohydrates for quick-release energy.
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