Saayi Dal (Split Green Mung Dal)
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Split green moong dal with garlic tadka
Recipe type: Dal recipe
Serves: 2
  • Saayi dal (also called as khichdi dal) about a cup
  • Tomatoes 2
  • Green chillies 2 or more
  • Ginger 1" piece
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water
  • For tadka:
  • Garlic 4 cloves
  • Curry leaves 5-6
  • Cumin seeds ½ tsp
  • Oil 1tsp
  1. Wash and soak dal for about half hour.You will find skin of dal separating out out, its up to you,to discard that or continue cooking with it
  2. In a pressure cooker, add dal, chopped tomatoes, green chillies, ginger (all chopped), salt, turmeric powder and water, say about 3 cups approx.(water should be much above the level of dal)
  3. Close the lid and wait for at least 5 whistles
  4. Later mash the dal with a wooden whisker or churner and add tadka
  5. For tadka, heat about a spoonful of oil, add crushed garlic, curry leaves and then cumin seeds (in that order only) and let the cumin seeds get brown in color.Immediately add this seasoning in dal and adjust the consistency by adding some more water if required
  6. Now either allow to cook the dal and wait for two whistles (of cooker of course) or simmer it for few minutes till the dal absorbs the flavor of seasoning
  7. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve with boiled white rice and vegetable of your choice (optional)
  8. I enjoyed this dal with boiled rice and shallow fried Bitter gourd chips (just wash and slice bitter gourd, add salt and keep aside for 15 min, then shallow fry and add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and coriander powder)
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at