Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Dal Muradabadi… a lentil preparation for a healthy breakfast

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Hi friends!

I hope all of you had good time with friends and family in the summer and relished cool drinks and ice-creams. As for me, I had a good time relaxing at home and at my Mom’s place too but the best time was when I and DH took a short break in Uttaranchal and spent quality time together without the kids. The break surely re-energised us.

 

We tried a lot of food during this period and I was always looking forward to learn the interesting preparations  served especially during breakfast. After coming back I have been trying those and now I’m ready to post them one by one.

One such interesting preparation which I had at Kanatal Resorts and Spa was the Dal Muradabadi. It’s a very simple preparation made with the yellow moong dal and needs very few ingredients to make. The end result surely is a tasty, wholesome and nutritious breakfast which is high on proteins. The lentil itself is easy to digest and cooks very fast making the preparation ideal for breakfast. It is a perfect dish for people who do not eat onion, ginger and garlic as this is a Jain preparation.

This can also be served as a side dish and will make a filling lunch box item.

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Ingredients

about 2 cups of soaked split yellow lentils ( dhuli moong dal)

about 3tbsp oil

3-4 green chillies sliced

a generous pinch of asafoetida

salt to taste

a pinch of turmeric

1tsp cumin seeds

Method

Wash about 1-1/2 cups of lentils and soak in water for half an hour.

Strain the water and keep it, do not throw it will be used later in the preparation.

Heat oil in a non stick pan and add cumin seeds, let them splutter. Now add green chillies, asafoetida and turmeric.

Tip in the lentils and mix well. Add salt to taste and enough water for the lentil to get cooked. Cover with a lid and cook on low flame till done.

Evaporate the water completely on high flame if some is still left as it is a dry  preparation. While doing this mix the lentils gently else it can turn mushy and the preparation requires each grain to be separate.

Serve it with a dash of lime and  some chopped cilantro.

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42 comments:

Prathibha said...

I do not know the name of it...but I make this one...simple n yummy curry...

Priti said...

Looks delish ....gud one dear

Shobha said...

There is a Sindhi dish also just like this one (also eaten for breakfast)..we call it CHURI DAL .. only difference is we don't use cumin seeds.
This surely is so light and healthy.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Simple and healthy dal, nice click.

Paaka Shaale said...

So simple. So healthy and so beautifully shot. Loved the recipe. :)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Looks so delicious and healthy !!

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Rujuta said...

Hi Pari,
Lovely tasty and healthy recipe..
This sounds like watali daal only that is done with channa dal..Moong dal version sounds interesting and easy to digest too...
Lovely click..looks tempting
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Pari said...

Dear Rujuta,
Vatali daal is a much spicier version and you can make variations with it using the raw mangoes, this daal has very basic flavours and that's why I simply loved it and moreover it's very easy on the stomach.

Rekha shoban said...

healthy one!!nice click pari!

harini-jaya said...

a humble protein with a 'nawabi' twist!! Love the clicks!!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
How are you?
I have been running short of Dal recipes and here you are with a wonderful one. Cant wait to make it..only I am scared if it gets mushy..anyway in that case i will make pakoDa out of it in the evening for snacks. Can I use Ghee? May be the ghee smell will be dominant and spoil the flavor. I normally dont like vegetable oil, except Mustard or ground nut.
Have a nice week

divya said...

looks yummy n delicious...

Archana said...

Hi Pari! Uttranchal is a lovely place. Glad you had a lovely holiday.

Dal is great I hope I do not turn it mushy.

kitchen queen said...

yummilicious and droolworthy recipe.

Vimitha Anand said...

Simple, healthy and yummy side dish...

sangee vijay said...

healthy one...lovely clicks!!!

Biny Anoop said...

Murabadi dal....wow the name itself is exotic....love the recipe

Indie.Tea said...

Sounds like you are having a very nice summer...relaxing.
The breakfast dal sounds delicious.

Priya said...

Protein rich breakfast, simply inviting..

Amritha Kalyani said...

Looks so colorful. Perfectly cooked. Love this dish with so much goodness.

Vatsala. said...

I love to make this for breakfast and call it moong dal fry.
Good to know a new name for it. It is really a healthy breakfast.
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sonu said...

this looks quite healthy and delicious !

sowmya's creative saga said...

simple and delicious..

Hari Chandana said...

Looks simply delicious.. Yummy !!
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Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Nice recipe....looks tempting and yummy. Nice presentation.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious healthy dish
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hemalata said...

Simple and healthy recipe.

Shilpi Bose said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Really, really love your blog, you have some really wonderful recipes, real eager to go through all of them. Glad to follow you.

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Healthy and simple preparation.

Kadhyaa... said...

new recipe for me and sounds very interesting

jeyashrisuresh said...

very new and interesting recipe, lovely clicks pari

RAKS KITCHEN said...

We too make this,nice clicks and presentation!

Treat and Trick said...

Great presentation, looks healthy and delicious!

Suman Singh said...

healthy and delicious one..

Raina said...

Glad to hear you had a nice time with your hubby...we all need a little time to ourselves:)

This dish looks really good. I think it would make an excellent side dish too:)

Rumana Rawat said...

That is simply superb and lovely color too:)

miri goes phishing! said...

this daal recipe is so different from how I make it....looks delicious....I have heard ppl say Uttaranchal is really beautiful...:).. my first time here...you have a wonderful space here...

kankana said...

As a bengali girl i like moong daal a lot .. so light and mild. This is new recipe with moong daal and looks lovely.

prachee said...

Love this one... nice recipe !!!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
Sorry, the 1st attempt failed as I could not control the boiling of the dal, it became too soft...so made a bong dal out of it. Will try again!
Have a nice day

Rosita Vargas said...

Tempting delicious dish, it looks absolutely beautiful, hugs ..

Nilu A said...

Yummy and droolworthy recipe Pari.. Loved the clicks too :-)

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