Moong Dal Mughlai

55 minutes
Prep: Over night for Soaking | Cook: 55 minutes | Servings: 6

Ingredients

1 ½ large cup Moong dal, soaked, (मूंग दाल)

1 ½ tbsp Ghee, (घी)

1 large Onion, slice, (प्याज़)

1 tbsp Syah jeera, (शाह जीरा)

Salt to taste, (नमक स्वादानुसार)

1 tsp Degi red chilli powder, (देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर)

¼ tsp Coriander powder, (धनिया पाउडर)

4 cups Water, (पानी)

 

For Tempering

1 tbsp Ghee, (घी)

1 tsp Oil, (तेल)

3-4 Cloves, ( लॉन्ग)

1 tsp Syah jeera, (शाह जीरा)

1 inch Ginger, chopped, (अदरक)

6 Garlic cloves, chopped/ crushed, (लहसुन)

2 large Onion, chopped, (प्याज़)

3-4 Green chilli, chopped, (हरी मिर्च)

¼ tsp Asafoetida, (हींग)

1 tsp Degi red chilli powder, (देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर)

1 tbsp Coriander powder, (धनिया पाउडर)

½ tsp Turmeric powder, (हल्दी पाउडर)

2 tbsp Fried onion, (बरिस्ता)

½ cup Curd, beaten, (दही)

 

For Garnish

10-12 Coriander sprig, (धनिया पत्ता)

4-5 Mint sprig, (पुदीने के पत्ते)

1 tbsp Fried onion, (बरिस्ता)

1 small Butter, cube, (मक्खन)

1 Silver leaf, (optional)

 

Process

  • In a thick bottom sauce pot, add ghee, syah jeera let it splutter.
  • Add onion and saute on medium flame. Add soaked moong dal and saute well.
  • Add salt to taste, degi red chilli powder, coriander powder, water as required.
  • Cover it with the lid and cook for 20-25 minutes on medium flame.

 

For Tempering

  • In a kadai, add ghee, oil, cloves, shay jeera and let it splutter.
  • Add ginger, garlic and saute well until the garlic turns brown in color.
  • Add onion, green chilli and saute well. Add asafoetida, degi red chilli powder, coriander powder.
  • Add turmeric powder, fried onion, curd and saute on medium flame, until the masalas are cooked properly.
  • Transfer the cooked moong dal into the tadka and mix well.
  • Garnish it with coriander sprig, mint sprig, fried onion and butter.
  • Serve hot.

 

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