Green gram curry , very popular Dal curry where green gram also known as whole moong dal is used in cooking this preparation. This Green gram curry is delicious and easy to cook. It goes well with rice or roti. Sometimes we try this recipe with Jeera rice, Ghee rice. This is a no cream, no butter recipe. This is also a no onion no garlic recipe.
Green gram also known as moong dal is a lentil that is widely used in Asian Cooking. This dal is used to cook curry, stew, stir fry, soup,or even sweet dishes. In Indian cuisine, these are used to cook a curry or dosa.
It is good to soak green grams for 3-4 hours to avoid tummy problems. Soaking also cuts down cooking time.
This legume is easy to digest.
It is low in calorie and high in proteins.
HOW TO COOK GREEN GRAM CURRY (STEP BY STEP WITH PHOTOS)
Green grams are whole lentils with skin. So washing is crucial. Wash the lentils thoroughly and soak them overnight in water.(This process decreases cooking time)
Next morning, drain the water and put it in pressure cooker. Add 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder pinch. Cook for 4-5 whistles
Now put mustard oil in pan. Temper the oil with cumin seeds.
Add chopped tomato in the pan.
Cook till the tomatoes become mushy. Add the dal.
Add 1 tsp cumin powder, salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp garam masala powder. Add the stock of the dal.
Mix everything. Cook in medium flame for few minutes. Transfer to a bowl and serve.
RECIPE CARD FOR GREEN GRAM CURRY
Prep time – 15 minutes ( overnight for soaking the dal)
Cooking time -15 minutes
Total time -30 minutes
Author – Tina
200 gm Green Moong Dal
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 /2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
Salt to taste
HOW TO COOK GREEN GRAM CURRY
Wash the dal, soak the dal overnight.
Next morning, drain out the water and put it in pressure cooker. Put salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder in the cooker. Cook for 4-5 whistles.
Put mustard oil in pan. Temper the oil with cumin seeds.
Put chopped tomato in pan.
Cook till tomatoes become mushy. Add the dal.
Add cumin powder, salt and turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Add the stock of the dal.Cook in low flame for few minutes.
Lip smacking dal is ready to serve.