Thursday, April 3, 2008

Simple Moong Dal, BeetRoot Curry, Rice in 25 minutes! For a family of 4

This is a Simple Dinner you can cook in about 25 minutes, but needs some pre planning!
It starts with soaking Moong Dal 8 (if not 8, atleast 4 hours before!
Items You need
For the Beet Root Curry (Do this First)
7 Small Beetroots
2 Carrots
1 Tsp oil
1 Red Chili
¼ tsp mustard
Dash of hing
Salt as needed
For the Simple Moong Dal
1 ½ Cup Moong Dal
1 Full Garlic (Chopped)
¼ Inch Ginger (Chopped)
1 Full Tomato (Chopped)
1 Full Onion (Chopped)
1 Full Green Chili (Slit)
1 Handful of Moong Dal Sprouts, Fenugreek Sprouts ( I add this everywhere! OPTIONAL)
1 Tsp Oil
1 Tsp Kitchen King Masala
1 Tsp Chili Powder
Salt as needed
(If you have a food Processor or a mini Prep, Chop the onions/Garlic/Ginger in that. It saves a lot of time.
For The Rice
Of Course Rice 1 ½ cups (according to your needs (Brown or White)

Prep work (10 mins)
Chop the Tops and Bottoms of the Beetroot and Peel Them.
Put them in a steamer. (Put 1 and 1/2 Cup of Water in the Bottom)
Put the Dal + Sprouts and the Rice in the pressure Cooker.
-->While the Cooker and steamer are on, Chop all Veggies for Dal
--> On a medium high flame Put the oil in Kadai, add the onions, garlic, tomatoes, Chili and saute them for a bit, add the chili powder and reduce the flame to a medium low
--> When The Beetroots are half steamed, take them out. Save the water from the bottom and add them to the dal kadai (Yes, Dal Kadai, So what if the Dal is slightly red in color?? :)
-->Let the Kadai Simmer, and while you wait for the cooker’s pressure to go down, start chopping the beetroots to desired lengths.
--> In another vessel add the oil and mustard and once that sputtes, red chili and hing and then the chopped beetroot. Saute that for about 5 minutes while you are getting bored!
--> By Now the Cooker should be ready to open, Take the Dal oput carefully and pour it in your Kadai and Add some Water if you feel it’s too Thick, Let it come to a boil.
--> Serve Hot!
Disclaimer: The time it takes to cook this simple meal varies according to each person's speed, attention etc!

If you would like to eat this with Rotis, you have to plan to make them ahead of time.

1 comment:

Divya Vikram said...

I like ur moong dhall curry..