Yellow Moong Dal w/ Garam Masala & Garlic

moong dal garam masala

Adding a little garam masala and lots of garlic make this yellow moong dal special. Recipe is based on the moong dal tadka recipe from a great blog Veg Recipes of India.

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
1/2 inch ginger minced
1 cup yellow moong dal
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
4 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
4-5 garlic cloves smashed with the side of a big knife
1 or 2 green chilis slice lengthwise
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
Pinch asafoetida/hing

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions and saute for a couple of minutes, then add the tomato, ginger, yellow moong dal, chili powder and turmeric and saute for a couple more minutes. Add the water and then pressure cook for about 6 minutes after the first whistle (I heat on high and then turn to low after the first whistle).
  2. In a tadka or other small pan, heat the rest of the oil and add the cumin seeds. Once they start to pop, add the garlic and green chilis for a few seconds. Then add the garam masala and hing, then throw everything into the dal, stir and salt to taste.

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