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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Buttermilk Moong Dal

This lovely dal is very popular in North-Gujarat, mostly in Jain Community without onion and garlic though. This is home cooked food which usually is unseen in restaurants. My version is garlicky and tangy with use of buttermilk, garlic paste, & green garlic. One can make this dal without onion-garlic as well, and it is still very flavorful. It is perfect with roti or thepla, jeera rice, and with cucumber salad. Also folks don't forget to watch video of this recipe :)

Ingredients :-

  • 1-1/2 cups Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1-1/2 cups Water
  • 3 cups Buttermilk, 1-1/2 cups Yogurt + 1-1/2 cups Water Mix
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Cracked Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 Medium Red Onion, chopped
  • 1 Medium Tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Green Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3 Green Chilies, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Gujarati Dal & Subji masala, optional
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin-Coriander Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro, chopped

Method :-

1. Soak yellow moong dal in water for 4-6 hours.

2. Pressore cook moong dal with water, salt, and cracked fenugreek seeds.

3. Now heat oil in pan, add asafoetida,cumin seeds and let them splutter.

4. Add green chilies, garlic paste,gujarati dal-subji masala, dhania-jeera powder, turmeric, red chili powder. Mix and saute for 10 seconds.

5. Now add onion, mix well with masala and cook for 3-4 minutes.

6. At this point, add tomato and green garlic. Cook for another 3-4 minutes.

7. Pour buttermilk in masala, and bring it to boil on medium-low heat.

8. When it starts to boil, add cooked moong dal and salt. mix it well.

9. Cover pan with lid and simmer this dal on low heat for 8-10 minutes.

10. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and serve hot.



Swathi Iyer said...

Moong dal looks perfect and delicious

Julie said...

Healthy & nutritious!
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Priya said...

Quite a new dal for me,moong and buttermilk, thats truly interesting.

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy flavours look wonderful

kitchen queen said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mouth watering and tempting and finger licking buttermilk moong dal sabzi.

Vimitha Anand said...

healthy and comfort food dear

Kalpana Sareesh said...

nice version dhal..

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Laavanya said...

That is very different to add buttermilk to dhal.. must be great as is like a soup :) Bookmarking to try.

Kitchen Queen said...

nice dal. i am from A'bad. you ?

Hamaree Rasoi said...

this sounds so different and looks delicious

Priti said...

Hey Madhavi,

Loved both your videos! Recipes are awesome and all instructions are so clear that it is really helpful to see it being cooked. You look so beautiful and confident. I look forward to seeing more videos from you. You are so much better than all the recipe videos available online because you are not trying to fake it, you come across as a really genuine person.

Swati Raman Garg said...

so you see the influence of your photographs in my photographs.. :)maza aaya sunke.. jain dal .. ur version with garlic.. i love garlic, cant complain:)

Vineetha said...

Absolute comfort food..yummy !

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Yummy :) Comfort food

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Shama Nagarajan said...

super tempting and inviting . Join me in Fast Food - Poha event in my blog.

Jay said...

I loooove this..
Tasty Appetite

Deepthi Digvijay said...

Hey madhavi,

I love your recipes!!!
good to see u in ur videos!!!
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Shanavi said...

Never added buttermilk to dal..quite interesting. Thanks for ur comment on my post dear.

Richa said...

i love a tangy garlicky daal. this sounds perfect.

Namitha said...

That's an interesting combo ! Sounds very tasty. Happy new year !!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the recipe. I've made it twice and it has turned out well. I added some mustard. It was good.

Mahi said...

This is a totally new dish to me..looks delicious!

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