Khatta Meeta Moong Dhal (Sweet and sour whole green gram Dhal) No Onion, No garlic

16th Sept, 2012

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I came across this recipe from a beautiful website called Maayeka. Looking for a different dhal recipe this one topped my search. The sweet and sour flavor in the dhal kept us going back to more. It is a quick dish and can be served with rice or roti’s. This dish is without onion or garlic and can be classified as a Jain food.

Preparation time – 10 mins plus an hour to soak the dhal
Cooking time – 45 mins
Difficulty level – easy

Ingredients –

  • Whole green gram dhal/moong dhal/muzhu payiru – 1 cup
  • Ginger (grated) – 1 tsp
  • Green chilies (chopped) – 2
  • Sugar – 4 tbsp
  • Mango powder – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Asafetida – ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder – ½ -1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Ghee/clarified butter – 1 -2 tbsp
  • Fresh cilantro – few
Procedure –
  • Wash the dhal well and soak in water for about an hour.
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  • Pressure cook the dhal with enough water until soft and mushy. Once the dhal is cooked, mash it well with a masher or a flat spoon.
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  • Add enough water to bring it to the desired consistency. Now add all the other ingredients except the ghee and the cilantro and mix well.
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  • Cook on medium heat for about 10 mins and then simmer for 15 more mins, stirring frequently in between.
  • Remove from heat and add the ghee and cilantro. Mix well and serve hot with rice or roti’s.
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