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Toor Moong Combo


This dal serves as a welcome change to the usual dal we make at home. The green moong dal combined with the heat of ginger and pepper corns gives toor dal a twist in taste.

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup toor dal
  • 1/2 cup moong dal (whole, green one)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • One onion
  • Green chilly (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of black pepper corns
  • 3-4 cloves
  • A small piece of ginger
  • Pinch of haldi powder
  • Pinch of Hing

Procedure :

  1. Wash the dals and mix them in a pressure cooker. Add salt, turmeric powder and tomatoes with some water and pressure cook till its done. You will need give it 3-4 whistles approx
  2. Make a paste of black pepper corns – ginger- cloves in mortar pestle.
  3. Heat oil. Add jeera seeds, hing, onions, ginger paste, fry well. If you like more fire, add green chillies.
  4. Fry the dal in this tadka. Give it a boil, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.

Please NOTE :

  1. You need to give 3-4 whistles to the dal combination since green Moong dal takes longer than toor dal to cook. In this case, toor may get a bit mashed but its important that moong is done completely. Alternately, you can soak moong for a few hours and then cook the combination with fewer whistles.