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Quick and Easy: How To Make Dal In Three Ways

Oct 14, 2016








    1 bowl moong dal
    1 inch piece ginger
    1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    1/4tsp pepper
    1/4 tsp red chillie powder
    1/4 tsp coriander powder
    1/4 tsp amchoor
    1/4 tsp Chaat masala (optional)
    2 tbsps pure ghee
    Salt to taste
    1 bowl moong dal
    1/4 tsp turmeric
    2 green chillies
    1inch piece ginger
    1 tomato finely chopped
    A few coriander leaves
    1 to 2 tbsps lemon juice (optional)
    8 to 10 Curry leaves
    1 tsp Cumminseeds
    1/4tsp Hing
    2 tbsps pure ghee
    Salt to taste
    1 bowl moong dal
    1/4 tsp turmeric
    1 tomato
    1 small bowl chopped Spinach
    1to 2 tbps lemon juice (optional)
    1/2 tsp red chillie powder
    1/4 tsp hing
    2 tbsps pure ghee
    Salt to taste


Veena teaches us how to make these three really simple yet delicious dals with the same Moong Dal – Makhni Dal, Tadka Moong Dal and Palakwali Moong Dal.


Makhni Dal:

1. Soak moong dal into 3 cups of water for 30 minutes.
2. Boil dal with ginger , turmeric and salt till soft and done. Blend with a hand blender.
3. Take out the dal in a glass serving bowl and generously sprinkle all dry spices.
4.  Heat Ghee in a tadka pan.
5. When hot, pour over the dal covered with spices. You should get a sizzling sound.
6. It is ready to serve now!

Tadka Moong Dal:

1. Use boiled dal as in makhani daal recipe.
2. Add tomato, coriander leaves and cook for a few minutes till tomatoes are soft.
3. Add lemon juice if required.
4. Heat ghee in a tadka pan.
5. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter, hing, curry leaves and pour it over the dal.

Palakwali Moong Dal

1. Follow procedure as in tadka dal but add chopped spinach with the tomato.
2. And for the seasoning/ tadka , use only hing and red chilly powder.


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Veena's “I’ve No Time To Cook” Book and YouTube channel are all about simple and quick recipes for working professionals. A self-taught cook, she has appeared on several food shows including 'The Foodie' with Kunal Vijayakar and Mirch Masala.

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