Today I am sharing with you a healthy dal recipe made with moong dal and jute leaves. It is a traditional Bengali recipe and quick and easy to prepare. The dal is nutritious and perfect for summer.
Cooking time – 40 minutes.(20 minutes in pressure cooker) Serve – 4
1.Moong dal – 200 grams.
2.Jute leaves – 250 grams.
3.Dry red chilly – 2
4.Cumin or nigella seeds – 1/2 tsp.
5.Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
6.Salt to taste.
7.Sugar – 1/4 tsp.
8.Green chilly (slit) – 4
9.Oil – 1 tbsp.
10 Ghee – 1/2 tsp.
1.Wash the jute leaves and chop roughly. Keep in a colander.
2.In a frying pan dry roast the moong dal (on slow heat) till light brown with stirring continuously. Remove the pan from the heat, wash the dal. By adding I tbsp.of salt and turmeric powder boil the washed dal in 4 cups of water until tender. Add water if needed.( You can use pressure cooker.) Add the jute leaves and boil for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from heat, transfer the dal to a bowl.
3.For tempering, heat oil in the frying pan. Add dry red chilly,stir fry until brown. Add cumin seeds. When the cumin becomes brown add the boiled dal, sugar and green chilly. Add salt if needed. Stir and cook for 3 to 4 minutes (stir occasionally). You can add extra water to make the dal more soupy. Remove the pan from the heat, add ghee and mix well. Cover the pan, give 10 minutes standing time. The healthy dal is ready, serve with Rice/Roti.