Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sprouted Moong Dal Curry

Recently, my husband has decided to go on a complete protein diet in order to lose weight. He is completely off carbohydrates, and that keeps me thinking which protein to cook every day for him. I came across this particular dish at a friend's place and found it to be very healthy, nutritious and also delicious. So decided to give it a try.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6


2 cups sprouted whole green moong dal
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/2 can of coconut milk
juice of 1/2 a lemon
salt and pepper to taste

  • In a vessel, add sprouted moong dal and enough water (around 4 cups) and bring to a boil on medium heat. Cover and reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, cook for about 30 minutes till the dal is tender.
  • Now, add the red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and add the coconut milk and lemon juice. Simmer for about 5 minutes, then taste to adjust seasoning.
  • In a pan, roast some cumin seeds, hing and mustard seeds on medium heat and add this to the dal.
  • Serve hot with rice or chapattis.

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