Mung Dal is very simple and easy to cook.It takes very less time than other lentils.I used to make it twice or thrice in a week. For my kids, its always good to have Varan Bhat in lunch or dinner. Mung Dal is very nutritious and has lots of benefits, too.
I like to see cooked Mung dal in my Waran, some people cook and mash it.I prefer to give Tadka in cooker and cook this dal till one whistle.
Ingredients1 cup Moong dal
2-3 green chili
5-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
5-6 curry leaves
2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
2 tbsp oil1/4 tsp. asafetida
1/4 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
1/4 tsp. turmeric
salt as neededPreparation1.Boil Mung dal in pressure cooker till 1 whistle.(Mung Dal get cooked very soon compared to other lentils.)2.Add turmeric powder and salt into boiled dal and mix it well.3.Heat oil in Kadhai or pan, add curry leaves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them splutter in oil.4.Add chopped garlic and let them turn to golden brown and then add green chili.5.Once chili turns little golden, add boiled dal into Kadhai. Add salt to taste.6.Add coriander to dal and keep on flame for few minutes. Once Mung Dal starts boiling, switch off the flame.