Moong Dal Tadka - Yellow Split Moong Lentils

  • 1 cup of split yellow moong dal
  • pinch of turmeric pwd
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • chopped coriander/cilantro leaves for garnish or curry leaves
  • salt to taste
For Tadka:
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp ghee or oil
  • 3-4 green chillies slit length wise
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Wash and cook the dal in 4 cups of water, turmeric powder and ginger and salt to taste until soft about 20 minutes.
  • Take a saucepan and add ghee, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. 
  • Now add the cumin seeds and let it brown. 
  • Add the garlic and saute for a few seconds. 
  • Add the curry leaves and green chillis and saute till the flavors come out.
  •  Finally add the cooked dal along with the cooked dal water and salt and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

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