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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Pesarapappu Kura/Moong Dal Curry

Preparation Time: 5 minutes 
Cook Time: 15 minutes 
Serves : 2


Pesarapappu/Moong Dal : 1/2 cup 
Onion: 1 chopped 
Green chilies: 2 chopped into big pieces 
Garlic: 1 clove crushed 
Dry red chili : 1
Jeera/Cumin: 1 tsp 
Aavalu/ Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp 
Turmeric: 1/2 tsp 
Curry leaves: 1 sprig 
Red chili powder: 1/2 tsp 
Cumin powder: 1/2 tsp 
Oil : 1 tbsp 


Dry roast moong dal for 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add 1/2 cup of water to it after 3 minutes to soak.
Heat oil in a pan and add red chili, cumin seeds and mustard seeds and sauté for 1 minute. Add curry leaves and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add green chilies, onion and turmeric and sauté until they turn translucent. Drain the dal and add it to the pan. Cook for 2 minutes. Add 1.5 cups of water, mix well put the lid ajar and cook for 8-10 minutes until the dal is cooked. 
Add salt, red chili powder and cumin powder and mix well. Add 1/4 cup of water if needed. Cook for 2 minutes and turn off the stove.
Serve hot with white rice or roti.

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