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
- 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
- Wash the dhal well and soak in water for about an hour.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.