This is one recipe I craved for when I was pregnant, which we ate occasionally when we went to the Tea Stalls in Goa. The tiny Tea Stalls are popular in the villages(suburbs) and the college campus. The smell of freshly chopped coriander(cilantro) in the piping hot moong dal curry and hot pao(bread) is irresistible.
For this recipe you have to soak the moong dal overnight so it can cook faster. Take 1 1/2 cup of moong dal, wash and soak it in 6 to 8 cups of water overnight. Add 1 tbsp of salt to the water. This is what it looks like the next day.
1 medium onion chopped fine
2 tbsp of Xacuti Masala
Soaked Moong Dal about 3 to 4 cups
3 cups of water
Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a pot, saute the onions till translucent. Add the xacuti masala and saute for 30 seconds.
- Add the soaked moong dal, water and salt to taste.
- Cook covered on medium heat for 30 minutes by checking and stirring occasionally. Add 1/4 bunch of finely chopped cilantro once’s done.
- Serve with rice, bread or chapati.