Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bhaja Muger Dal , Karaishuti diye

Moong Dal - 1 cup
Turmeric - a pinch
Water - 3 cups + 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp. + 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Hing - a few pinches
Dried Red chilli - 2
Ginger - 1/2 inch, grated
Frozen Green Peas - 1/2 cup

Dry roast the mung dal in a cast iron pan over low heat. Stir continuously to avoid the dal getting burnt. When the dal starts emitting an aroma and turns pinkish brown, remove from heat. Wash well.

Add a pinch of turmeric, salt, 4 cups of water and cook the dal in a pan till soft.

Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds, hing, bay leaf, dried red chilli. Saute for a minute. Then add the grated ginger and green peas and saute for another minute.

Add add the cooked dal about a cup of water and adjust the salt. Bring it to boil and to the desired consistency, add a tsp of ghee, mix well and remove from heat.

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