Sunday, October 21, 2007

Moong Daal Curry With Chappati

A dish made with veggies and split moong daal. Its delicious when served with rice or chappatis.

When ISG posted this recipe on her blog, Daily Musings a few days back it promptly caught my attention. I usually make beans upperi / upkari which is an accompaniment for dal-rice. This dish started off like a upkari is being made and turned it into a gravy with veggies! A beautiful information by ISG in her post about various pulses and their properties. Thanks for posting.

Here goes the recipe for daal.

Ingredients :

1 cup split moong daal
1/2 cup peas (fresh / frozen)
10-12 french beans
1/2 small red onion chopped finely
1 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 sprigs curry leaves
Oil (Vegetable oil)

For Masala :
1 tbspn fresh scraped coconut or 1/4th cup dessicated coconut
1 tsp jeera
1-3 green chillies

Method :
Cook daal with peas in a pressure cooker upto three whistles-wt a pinch of turmeric if needed. Grind to fine paste the masala ingredients with little water (say 4-5 tbspns). Wash and cut beans finely. In a deep pan, take a tbspn of oil, add mustard seeds, let them splutter, add jeera and curry leaves, add the onions which are finely chopped, fry until light brown, add the masala, fry a bit. Add the beans and cook for 4 - 5 minutes till tender. Mash the the cooked daal a bit carefully not mashing the peas..add it in the pan and cook further. Add water if you need more watery consistency. Simmer for 3-4 mins on a medium flame..put off the stove and cover with lid for flavour to gel.

Serve hot with chappati or rice.

Thankyou for this lovely recipe, ISG which I tweaked a bit to suit my pantry and family.


indosungod said...

Purnima, looks good and you used Green peas with the moong dal that is a new combo but tasty all the same.

Vee said...


Warm Dassera greetings to you and Yours, too.

Hope you had a great navrathri, too.

Shivapriya said...

We also make moong dal with vegetables. We call it pappu koora.
Try with cabbage, bottle gourd and carrot. It taste really good . Our version is dry one and slightly different than ur's.

Purnima said...

ISG..tks for posting it, I was running out of Val, my daughter loves it had to be peas as substitute! the fun of Navarathri is not as in Mumbai where Sarvajanik Devi Pandaals are raised and all people join in the dandiya!! Missed that a lot!

Shivapriya, welcome to my blog..this is a tweaked Andhra recipe..there are variations..shall surely give yours a try too!