Moong Dal

Moong Dal

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"I actually learned this in the kitchen of this lovely Indian woman! Serve hot in soup bowls, or over rice."

Ingredients

1 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 127 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 127 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 656 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rinse split peas; add to saucepan with 2 1/2 cups water. Allow split peas to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat split peas and water, with salt, until boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until tender and thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Add more water, if necessary, to prevent drying out. Stir in ginger, jalapeno pepper, tomato, lemon juice, and turmeric.
  3. Heat oil in a small saucepan and add cumin seed and red chile pepper. When pepper is heated, add Asafoetida powder and garlic. Stir mixture into split peas and add cilantro; mix well.
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I'd like to chime in about the aesofetida. It is also labeled "Hing" and you can find it in most ethnic stores. My Indian buddies tell me that lots of Indians won't even have the stuff in the ho...

A great basic dahl recipe. It can also be enhanced with all manner of vegetable matter to round out your diet: diced broccoli, sweet corn kernels, red/green/yellow bell pepper, chopped fennel, p...

Just FYI - If the dried yellow split peas are round, they're "chana dal". Moong dal is smaller and more oval-shaped.