Moong Dal

Makes

4 servings

Nutrition of Each Serving

  • 152 calories
  • 8g fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 235mg sodium
  • 211mg potassium
  • 14g carbohydrate
    • 3g fiber
    • 3g sugar
  • 4g protein

Ingredients

  • 1 cup moong dal (yellow lentil)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeño
  • 1 cup red onion
  • 1 cup roma tomato
  • 1 cup spinach

Equipment

  • medium sauce pan
  • large pan
  • spatula

Steps

Preparation

  • Soak in water overnight. Rinse/strain with water until the water runs clear.
    • 1 cup moong dal
  • Measure
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
    • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1¾ cup water
    • ½ cup water
    • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • Mince
    • ½ teaspoon fresh garlic
    • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger
    • 1 teaspoon jalapeño
  • Dice
    • 1 cup onion
    • 1 cup tomato
    • 1 cup spinach

Cook

  1. In a medium sauce pan add:
    • 1 cup soaked/rinsed moong dal
    • 1¾ cup of water
  2. Let moong dal simmer for 30 minutes. Periodically check in and stir to make sure the moong dal does not burn.
    • Note: You might need to add more water to avoid from burning. The goal is to breakdown the moong dal into an oatmeal like consistency.
  3. In a large pan on medium heat add:
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  4. Cover the large pan, once the mustard seeds pop and brown remove the lid.
  5. Turn the heat to low and add:
    • 1 cup onion
  6. Bring the large pan back to medium heat and add:
    • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 cup tomato
    • ½ cup water
    • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
    • ½ teaspoon fresh garlic
    • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger
    • 1 teaspoon jalapeño
    • 1 cup spinach
  7. Bring the large pan to a boil for a few minutes then add the cooked moong dal (oatmeal like consistency).
  8. Taste the dish to see if any additional flavor is needed.
  9. Bring the large pan to a boil for a few minutes and remove from heat.

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