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March 31, 2010


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Yesterday i tried this dal sukka from Mallika badrinath’s Kurma varieties book.It was very nice..We all liked it..My hubby had this with chapathi , My doter savored this with dosa and me with curd rice..This dal tasted best for everything.If u’ve got bored by making the same Veg / Aloo kurmas , i would say this dal sukka is a nice replacement.Healthy & Easy too..Try this and let me know ..
  • Moong dal – 1/4 cup
  • Big onion – 2nos (chopped finely)
  • Ginger ,Garlic – A few pieces or u can use G &G paste of 1 tsp
  • Green chilly – 1 no (long one) (adjust)
  • Jeera /cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly powder –1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water – As needed
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish
  • Lemon Juice – A few drops
Method :
  • Grind ginger , garlic and green chilly to a paste and set aside.
  • Take a broad kadai ( i did it in the cooker base directly).Add a tbsp of oil and add  the paste to it.saute for sometime and then add the onion julienne's.
  • Saute till it turns transparent.
  • Then add all the powders and mix well.Do not add water ..All the masala get cooked in the oil itself.A nice aroma wafts around.
  • Now add the moong dal and fry for a minute.
  • Add the water , required salt and close the cooker .
  • Cook till the moong dal gets cooked.I kept for one whistle.
  • Now open the cooker and mash the dal a little with ladle.
  • Roast the jeera in little oil and add it to the cooked dal.
  • Add few drops of lime juice and mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with chapatti , curd rice. dosa/idly and NJOY !!
Moong dal :
A tiny, round dried bean (about 1/8 inch in diameter) with a thick outer skin that may be green, brown or black in colour. When peeled, the inside of the bean provides a golden yellow or mustard-coloured, soft-textured meat that is somewhat sweet in flavour, tender when cooked and easily digested. Originating in India, the bean is referred to as Yellow Moong, Yellow Split Mung or Moong Dal, where it is often used to make curries and a food dish referred to as "Dal." making batters for pancakes and fritters.
How to select:
whole moong dal or green gram, are small, oval and olive green in colour. When split, they are small, flattish and yellow.
Moong beans are prepared as whole, peeled, or split for use in pilafs, soups, stews, and bean dishes. They are also ground for use in flours and as an ingredient for various food mixtures. When made into flour, the starch in the ground bean enables it to be used to make very thin noodle known as bean-threads or cellophane noodles. The flour also is used to make breads and sweets. Another common use for this bean is to produce transparent bean sprouts, which become a crunchy and flavourful ingredient for salads, egg dishes, stir-fried dishes, and sandwiches. Moong dal is popularly cooked with generous amount of clarified butter or ghee, sugar, nuts and spices to make the delicious sweet "Moong Dal Halwa". It is also used in Spiced rice and moong dal is one of the most complete and quick meals you can make.
How to store:
The bean can be easily sprouted in approximately 2 days by dampening cheesecloth and placing the beans between the layers of the cloth, kept in a darkened room or area. After sprouting, place the bean sprouts in a plastic bag, refrigerate and use soon after being grown. If not using them soon after sprouting, blanche the sprouts for 30 to 45 seconds in boiling water, then place the sprouts in ice water, refrigerate, and keep immersed in water. They can then be kept refrigerated for approximately 1 week.
Health benefits:
Whole yellow lentils are split to obtain moong dal. They are extremely easy to cook, need little soaking and are easy to digest. Its low in fat & cholesterol, high in dietary fiber & rich in protein, making it an excellent heart healthy food choice with established health benefits.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy - 1,452 kJ (347 kcal)
Carbohydrates -62.62 g
Sugars -6.60 g
Dietary fiber - 16.3 g
Fat - 1.15 g
Protein - 23.86 g
Vitamin C - 4.8 mg (8%)
Calcium - 132 mg (13%)
Magnesium - 189 mg (51%)
Phosphorus - 367 mg (52%)
Potassium - 1246 mg (27%)
Sodium - 15 mg (1%)

I tried this mutter paneer for chapathi last month .Sorry for delayed posting. It was very nice , yummy and we enjoyed it.I rarely buy &  make side dishes with paneer and we are not very much fond of it too..But this gravy was really good and if i make any paneer dishes in future i will surely keep this kurma as first choice.Thanks a lot VKN :)
Mattar paneer


  1. Curry looks so yummy..perfect with hot rice :)

  2. Super dhal om hot rice.................

  3. Dal sukka sounds good and mutter paneer from My dhaba recipe is sure keeper!

  4. Both dishes looks delicious and tasty!

  5. Both recipes looks fantastic & mouthwatering..

  6. Soooo colourful and yummy...

  7. dal sukka..sounds nice...Me too used to do this way....little bit different...

  8. Nice dhal.. perfect with rice.

  9. Dhal looks so yum...nice click :)

  10. dal looks soo yummy & healthy.. nice clicks too.. nice job!!

  11. woww..this is my all time aer you chithra???

  12. Hi Chitra, Please grab the award I have shared with u here. My hearty wishes to you to receive more, Congrats !!

  13. dhal looks fantastic and nice variation of the usual one!!!
    mutter paneer looks delectable too, I love the recipes at my dhaba too!!!

  14. Wow !!! First time here !! Your blog is so neat and I like your writeup !!!

  15. Dal looks so appetizing...I have some gifts for u in my collect

  16. Thats a delicious and tempting dal sukka Chitra, looks really comforting..

  17. Lovely dal, comforting too. Love to have with garam rotis.

  18. very nice dal preparation.Love the pic.

  19. i love to have this with chapathis r even plain rice.lovely dish.

  20. hai did i missed this yummy dish for 4 days?........delicious reader is not showing your page....what should i do for it?......please let me know....

  21. Comforting Dal recipe...Looks yummy...Thanks for visiting my blog..

  22. Looks so gorgeous with great color. Yumm one!


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