Moong Dal Tadka – Yellow Split Moong Lentils


Serves 4.
1 cup of split yellow moong dal
pinch of turmeric pwd
1 tsp minced ginger
chopped coriander/cilantro leaves for garnish or curry leaves
salt to taste

For Tadka:
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
7-8 curry leaves
1 tbsp ghee or oil
3-4 green chillies slit length wise
1 tsp minced garlic

Wash and cook the dal in 4 cups of water, turmeric powder and ginger and salt to taste until soft about 20 minutes.
Take a saucepan and add ghee, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Now add the cumin seeds and let it brown. Add the garlic and saute for a few seconds. Add the curry leaves and green chillis and saute till the flavors come out. Finally add the cooked dal along with the cooked dal water and salt and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves.


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