Moong Chilka Dal | Split Green Gram Dal
In my family we would make the dry curries in the day and gravy or rasewali sabzi or dal in the night for dinner.Apart from most of the other dals that I cook this one takes less time and is very light and filling as well.Moong Chilka Dal is my little one’s favorite and she would love to eat it without tempering.
This is how it goes on for dinner in my home.
Every week the dals would change from dhuli(washed) to chilka(split) to sabut(whole) but it must have to be the “dals”.Sometimes I would be so bored of eating dal and then the gravy curries came to rescue.That is our regular and very simple meal ideas nothing fancy.
Dish-Moong Chilka Dal
1 cup moong chilka dal/split green gram
4-5 garlic cloves,minced
2 green chilli,chopped
1 teaspoon ginger,grated
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
a pinch aseftida
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
3 tablespoon clarified butter/ghee
water as required
few coriander leaves,chopped
Wash and cook moong dal in pressure cooker with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder and 3 cups of water for 1 whistle.
Heat ghee in a a pan and add aseftida and cumin seeds.Let the cumin splutter.
Now add ginger and garlic.Saute till light brown in color.
Add turmeric,coriander ,red chilli powder and salt.Mix and add tomatoes and green chilli.
Stir and cook until tomatoes are soft and ghee comes out from the sides of pan.
Add this tadka/tempering over the cooked moong dal.Simmer the dal without lid for 5-7 minutes.Add more or less water if dal seems thick or thin.
Remove from heat and add chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice and roti.
Serve-4 Cooking time-30 minutes