Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hariyali Dal ( Whole Green Gram Lentil Stew)

Thick, spicy stew is prepared from whole green gram lentil.

  • One cup whole green gram lentil (sabit hari moong) washed and soaked in water for 20 minutes.
  • Four green onion finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp green chili paste.
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup green coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice extract
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 pinches of asafaetida powder (Hing powder)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp refined oil
  • 2 whole red chili
  • 2 tbsp Ghee

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker
  • Add onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies paste.
  • Add drained moong dal with turmeric.Stir fry for 2 minutes
  • Add 4 cups of water and pressure cook it till 2 whistles. Cool it.
  • In a separate pan add ghee and heat it.
  • Add asafaetida powder, whole red chillies. Stir it.
  • Add diced tomatoes.Stir fry for 2-3 minutes till tomatoes are tender.
  • Add cooked whole green gram dal from pressure cooker.Stir it
  • Add half of the green coriander and lemon juice. Mix it well.
  • Serve in a dish. Sprinkle remaining half of coriander over it
  • Serve with roti (Indian Flat Bread)or rice.

Do You Know?
Legumes have been respected for their nutritional benefits since ancient times. Containing only a trace of fat, they are one of the best sources of fibre. They are also excellent sources of complete carbohydrates, high quality protein, vitamins and minerals.

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