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.
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
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.
Sending it to Sobha’s event