Lentils are cooked all over the world and are an excellent and inexpensive source of proteins, including amino acids, Vitamin B1,dietary fibre, folate and minerals. Depending on the variety, they take a variable time to cook. The easiest and one of the tastiest lentils to cook is the yellow lentil ( dhooli moong dal ).
Take yellow moong dal or lentils ( 1:3-4 ratio of lentils to water ) in a pressure cooker, add salt and 1/2 a tsp of turmeric powder, and cook till 1 whistle goes off. Turn off the heat, let it cool and open the cooker.
For 250 gms of yellow moong dal, you need 2 small onions, one large tomato, 2 cloves of garlic, 0.5 cms of ginger, 1 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp of cumin, 1/2-1 tsp of red chilli powder or 1 green chilli. In a pan, add one 1 tbsp of ghee, add the cumin when hot.
Add the chopped garlic, after 20 seconds add ginger, stir and cook for 20 seconds.
Add the onions and cook till brown.
Add the chopped tomatoes, cook well and add the spices.
Add the cooked lentils, stir for 1 minute. It’s ready to eat ! You can garnish with chopped coriander.
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