Dal Moth|Moong Dal With Moth Beans
Author: Alka
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Creamy Moth beans and Yellow lentils topped with boiled vegetables and lip smacking chutneys
Ingredients
For Moth Bean Curry
  • Moth Bean 1½ cups
  • Onion 1 Small
  • Tejpatta (Bayleaf) 1
  • Cloves 2
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
  • Tomatoes 2
  • Green chillies 2
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 heaped tsp
  • Oil 2 tsp
For Moong Dal
  • Yellow Moong dal 1cup
  • Salt
  • Turmeric Powder ½ tsp
  • Black Pepper powder ¼ tsp
  • Ghee for tempering (Optional) ½ tsp
For Garnish:
  • Boiled, peeled and chopped Potato 1
  • Boiled, peeled and chopped Beetroot 1
  • Finely chopped onion, raw mango, Tomato 1 each
  • Coriander leaves
  • Tamarind chutney and Green chutney
  • Amchoor powder/chaat masala
Method
To Cook Moth Beans:
  1. Pick, rinse for several times and soak Moth beans for atleast 3 hours
  2. In a pressure cooker, add oil, and then add a bayleaf, followed by cloves. After few seconds, add ginger garlic paste and saute till light brown.
  3. Add chopped onion and cook till translucent.
  4. Add grated or pureed tomatoes, chopped green chillies and cook till oil separates out.
  5. Add soaked moth beans, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix well and add around 3-4 cups of water
  6. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and wait for a whistle. Lower the flame and let the beans cook under pressure, for around 8-9 minutes.Put off the gas.
  7. When the pressure subsides, open the lid of cooker and whisk the beans with wooden whisker. If required, cook further, by adding some more water and cooking under pressure for 3-4 minutes.
For Moong Dal.
  1. Pick, rinse several times with water and soak yellow moong dal for an hour.
  2. In a thick bottomed pan or handi, boil the soaked moong dal with water, salt and turmeric powder till soft and mushy.
  3. Whisk well with wooden whisker till the dal looks creamy.
  4. The consistency of this dal must be thick.
  5. Add pepper powder and temper with some hot ghee.
For Serving:
  1. Fill ¾th of a serving bowl with Moth beans curry, pour 2-3 heaped tsp of Moong dal and garnish with boiled and chopped, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, beetroot and add some tangy-ness with mint coriander chutney and sweet tamarind/ date tamarind chutney.
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at http://sindhirasoi.com/2012/12/dal-mothmoong-dal-with-moth-beans/