Chhuta Moong Dal video by Tarla Dalal

Chhuta Moong Dal video by Tarla Dalal

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Chhuta Moong Dal video. 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.


Recipe Description for Mag Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)

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Makes 4 servings
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Mag ni Dal
1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
a pinch of sugar (optional)
salt to taste

For Serving With Mag ni Dal
puran poli


For mag ni dal

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}mag ni dal{/span}, wash and soak the dal in warm water for at least 2 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. 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 to 12 minutes.
  5. Remove from the flame, add the coriander and mix well.
  6. Serve the {span class="bold1"}mag ni dal{/span} hot.

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