Chhuta Moong Dal

Chhuta Moong Dal

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Unlike the usual dal preparations, this is a dry dish made with moong dal pepped up with a simple tempering and common spice powders. Chhuta means separate, and the beauty of this Gujarati delicacy lies in being able to feel each grain of the moong dal in your mouth. In order to achieve this, you must soak the dal for sufficient time and cook it for minimal time with just the required amount of water, as described here. Enjoy the Chhuta Moong Dal with aam ras or kadhi.

Chhuta Moong Dal recipe - How to make Chhuta Moong Dal

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the yellow moong dal, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from the flame, add the coriander and mix well.
  5. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy155 cal
Protein9.3 g
Carbohydrates22.8 g
Fiber3.1 g
Fat3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium10.8 mg
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