Friday, January 7, 2011

Moong Bean Curry | Indian Curry Recipes

I made this simple and easy moong dhal for chapathi. I sometimes make the whole moong curry with spiced up coconut, but have kept this one simple to be prepared quick and healthy and since I am also sending to the Any one can cook event. The recipe is not much complex nor is something special and can be prepared in less than 20 mins.



Ingredients:
Whole Moong Bean - 1 cup
Onion - chopped 1 cup
Garlic - 6-8 cloves
Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp to 1 tsp - adjust to your taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste



Method:
Soak the Moong bean for atleast 4 hours. If you have no time to soak, just pressure cook the moong bean with 3-1/2 cups of water, 1/2 tsp of salt and turmeric powder for 5 or 6 whistles. If you have soaked the dhal for 4 hrs or more just cooking for 2 or 3 whistles should be fine. When the pressure is released from the pressure cooker, mash the dhal a little and keep aside. Alternately you can just take half of the dhal and mash well or give a quick pulse in the blender.
Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds. When it splutters add the chopped onion and garlic and saute until the onion turns transparent. Now add the Chilli powder and saute for 2 mins and transfer the cooked dhal to the kadai. Mix well and add salt. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Check for seasoning an turn off the heat.
Serve hot with rice or chapathi.


I am sending this to three events.
I am sending this to 'Any one can cook - Series-10' event by Umm Mymoonah of 'Taste of Pearl City'




I am sending this to 'Winter Warmers' event by the 'Veggie-hut'.


I am also sending this to 'My Legume Love Affair #31' event by Susan, guest hosted by Simona of Briciole.

12 comments:

  1. Simple and delicious healthy meal.

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  2. Nutritious curry, simply delicious..

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  3. simple and nutritious curry
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  7. Very healthy dish. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook.

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  8. This dish looks indeed simple and yet tasty. I like the color of moong beans. Thanks for contributing to MLLA!

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  9. I tried this recipe ... Yummy healthy and easy one :)
    perfect :)

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  10. @Ila - Happy that you tried and liked it :)

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