Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Moong Dal Kootu

Moong dal - 2 cups(washed)
Onion - 1(big,finely chopped)
Garlic - 4 pearls
Ginger - 1 inch (finely chopped)
Cardamom - 4
Cinnamon - 3
Chilly powder - 2 flat tsp
Turmeric powder 1\2 tsp
Corriander - for garnishing(finely chopped)

Cooking Method
Heat oil in a pressure cooker,add cardamom,cinnamon and fry.
Add the chopped onions and fry.
When the onions are translucent add the ginder,garlic and fry for a couple of minutes.
Add chilly powder,turmeric powder and fry.
When the raw smell has gone add the moong dal and fry for a minute.
Add 1 cup water,salt and mix well.
Close the lid of the pressure cooker and allow it to cook for 2 steams.
When the pressure has released,open and allow the excess water if present to evaporate.
Take it out of the cooker and garnish with corriander.

Serve hot with roti.

Cooking Time - 20 minutes
Serves - 4

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