THE POWER OF LENTILS- AFFORDABLE AND EASY TO COOK-
Excellent source of Vitamins and Protein
This is one of my favorite dishes. Since childhood, my mom prepares this dish so sometimes I have it with Roti/ Naan/ rice. In our house, we prepare it once a week.
Health Benefits of Lentils-
A good amount of Protein, Increase energy, Lower cholesterol, delicious and they help to regulate your blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure, and fight anemia
From my mother’s kitchen-
Prep Time – 5-10 min
Cook time- 15-20 minutes
Ingredients- for 2 people
1. Small yellow lentils (Moong dal yellow split)- half cup
2. Split moong beans (Moong Dal Green Split)- half cup
3. Red Lentils (Masoor Dal)- half up, Mix all the ingredients in one bowl.
4. Garlic- 4-5 clove
5. 1 Tomato
6. 1 tablespoon ghee
7. 1 green chili.
8. 3 to 4 curry leaves.
9. Salt as required.
10. Water- 1 glass.
11. 1/2 teaspoon powdered turmeric
12. 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
13. 1 teaspoon Wray (rai)
14. 4 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
To prepare a healthy and delicious dal. Take a pressure cooker and fill it with 4 cups of water. Now, take utensils to fill it with 1 glass of water thereafter add above dals and 1 chopped tomato then pour 1 glass of water. Close the lid and cook it on a medium flame for 4 whistles and then turn off the flame. Keep the cooker aside for 10 minutes.
Take a pan and put 2 tsp. ghee and some curry leaves. Then add 1 tbsp of cumin seeds and rai afterward ass chopped garlic and ginger. When garlic becomes light brown add chopped green chili.
Now open the lid of the cooker and add cooked dal in the pan. Also, add 1 and half cup of water and stir to mix well. Sprinkle salt and cook on a medium flame for 5- 10 minutes
Stir occasionally to check the consistency of dal, then remove from flame and carefully transfer it to a large bowl and keep it aside
Now pour cooked dal in the bowl. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and remaining garlic. Serve while it’s hot.