Monday, January 2, 2012

Mung Dal with Green Papaya

Mung Dal / Split Yellow Lentil - 3/4 cup
Turmeric - a pinch
Peanut Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Hing / Asafoetida - a pinch
Green Chili - 3, finely chopped
Curry Leaves - 5
Onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Tomato - 1, finely chopped
Green Papaya - 1 cup, peeled and diced
Roasted Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp

Cook the mung dal with 3 cups of water, salt and turmeric till soft and completely cooked. Mash with a fork and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds. Once they start popping, add cumin seeds and saute for a few seconds. Then add the curry leaves, hing, chopped green chili and chopped onion.

Cook till the onion  gets soft. Now add the chopped green papaya, a little salt and roasted coriander powder. Cook till the papaya is half cooked.

Add the chopped tomato and cook till the papaya cubes are soft.

Now add the cooked dal and a cup of water. Check the seasoning. Bring the dal to a boil and cook till desired consistency is reached.

1 comment:

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Madhu
How are you? Wish you a very happy new year. I am here after a long long time. Was tied up ( without internet) in Sahara desert. I like this recipe. I love papaya but never tried it in Mung dal. I like the spicing too. Let me see what all have i missed here. Will be off blog again as I have to travel again for few months.
Have a nice week