Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Mooli Dal

Hi all... have you ever tried Mooli dal. Its very tasty. We were moving to a different place, so my aunt made lunch for us. Which included Mooli dal on that day. Mooli dal was really tasty. So here is the simple recipe of it.

Some google info about Mooli is below:
Mooli radish (or daikon) is a long white Japanese vegetable. It's highly nutritious, containing vitamin C, potassium and calcium. It is crisp with a mild peppery flavour. It can be eaten raw or cooked (stir-fried or lightly steamed).

Radish - 1 (Washed, Peeled and Chopped)
Toor Dal - 1/2- 1 cup (or your daily measure)
Turmeric - 1/4 Table Spoon
Cumin Seeds (Jeera) - 1/2 Table Spoon
Tomato - 1
Green Chillies - 2-3 in No.(Also can add Red Chilli Powder)
Chana Dal - 1 Table Spoon
Salt to Taste
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Table Spoon (Optional)
Coriander Powder - 1/2 Table Spoon (Optional)
Asafoetida - a pinch (Optional)
Coriander Leaves (Seasoning)
Curry Leaves (Seasoning)

Method of Preparation
1. Wash the toor dal and add Radish pieces, Tomato, Cumin Seeds and Turmeric to it. Add enough water and pressure cook it until the dal is done.

2. After the dal is cooked. Take a vessel/kadai on stove top. Ofcourse switch on the stove. :)

3. Add oil and let it heat. Add Mustard seeds to it. Let it Splutter.

4. Then add Chana Dal, Curry Leaves, Green Chillies and Asafoetida. Let it stay for about 30 seconds.

5. Add the cooked dal to the above. Add salt and red chilli powder if needed.

6. Let it cook for few seconds. Add the seasoning and serve it with rice/roti.

Cooking Time: 20 minutes (Including 15 minutes of Dal cooking)
Category: Side Dish (Lentils)

Cumin Seeds - Jeera(Hindi), Jeelakarra (Telugu)
Radish - Mooli(Hindi), Mullangi(Telugu)
Coriander Powder - Dhania Powder
Asafoetida - Hing(Hindi), Inguva(Telugu)
Toor Dal - Kandi Pappu(Telugu)
Chana Dal - Senaga Pappu(Telugu)


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