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Moong Dal with its Chaat accompaniments

Moong Dal Chaat

The moong dal cooked by the method described below is usually used in filling pani puris. We enjoy this chaat at least once a week for breakfast.

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups of whole green moong dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 green chillie
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Jeera powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chaat masala
  • Few curry leaves

Procedure :

  1. Soak 1 cup of moong dal overnight.
  2. Once soaked, microwave it in water for about 20 mins. If you dont have a microwave you can boil the dal in a vessel till its tender.
  3. Strain water out of the dal and set aside.
  4. Heat oil, add cumin seeds, slit green chilly, onions and curry leaves.
  5. Add moong dal to this tempering. Add jeera powder, chaat masala and salt. Saute well.
  6. Garnish with finely cut onions and coriander leaves.
  7. Serve moong dal with curds and sweet ‘n sour tamarind chutney.

Please NOTE :

  1. Care needs to be taken not to soak moong dal for too long as it may sprout.
  2. Do not try to pressure cook the dal as it gets mashed up and then doesnt taste like chaat anymore.