With so many kinds of dals stocked in our kitchen, we may never have to worry about cooking the same kind of meal every day. However, all these dals are made in a similar fashion with similar ingredient and spices. Protein-rich lentils are a staple of Indian cuisine and we can never go wrong with a simple dal-roti or dal-chawal menu. But, won't it be exciting to make it in an altogether new way? Ask people of Jaipur and they would swear by their special moong dal which is nothing like you've tasted before.
Jaipur is a popular tourist destination for its palatial forts and palaces and lavish resorts. But the trip to the pink city is not complete without trying the regional cuisine and this green moong dal is one such mouth-watering specialty that you just can't miss.
Jaipur Moong Dal Recipe -
(Serving - 3-4)
Half cup whole green gram dal (sabut moong dal)
Half carrot, chopped
Half cup cauliflower florets
1 tsp cumin powder
Half tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp grated garlic
Half tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1 green chilli
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder to taste
1tsp coriander powder
Juice of half lemon
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Step 1 - Wash and soak the dal for at least half an hour.
Step 2 - Pour the dal in a pressure cooker. Keep enough water to boil the dal. Once the dal is half-cooked, add carrot and cauliflower florets, and pressure cook everything.
Step 3 - In a separate pan, heat ghee (clarified butter) and add cumin seeds till they splutter. Saute onions and tomatoes with green chilli, ginger and garlic. Add coriander powder.
Step 4 - Once the onions and tomatoes are cooked well and ghee separates, turn off the gas.
Step 5 - Pour the onion-tomato tempering in the cooked dal and veggies and give everything a boil. Add lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves, and your Jaipur-style moong dal is ready.
Pair this unique dal with roti or rice, or both, and you'll have your simple Indian meal with a flavourful twist of veggies. It will taste great and you'll thank us for sharing this recipe.
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