Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Muga Dali-Piaja Patra Tarkari ( Moong dal-Spring Onion curry )
Cooking Time Required: 10-15 mins
Cost of preparation: 15-20 rupees
Ingredients: Muga dali/moong dal ( 1 cup ), spring onions ( 200-250 gm ), dry red
chillis ( 2-3 nos.), pancha-phutana ( 1 tsp), garlic flakes ( 5-6 nos), turmeric (2-3 pinch ), salt to taste, any vegetable oil ( 3-4 tsp ) .
Preparation: Wash the spring onions and drain excess water. Cut into inch long pieces.
Dry roast the moong dal till it gives off a sweet fragrance.
Cooking: Wash and transfer the moong dal to a pressure cooker. Add salt, turmeric and 2 cups of water. Close the lid and cook for 2-3 whistles.
Remove from the stove and allow steam to escape. Lightly mash the dal.
Add the spring onions to the mashed dal and cook on medium flame for 4-5 mins.
Heat oil in a wok. Add the pancha phutana and broken red chillis. Crush the garlic
flakes lightly and add to the spluttering seeds. Fry for 10-20 secs.
Pour the contents of the wok over the dal and spring onions. Close the lid and simmer for 2 mins.
Serve hot with white rice/rotis.
Note: Reduce/increase the water content depending on whether you are planning to have it as a curry or dal.