Moong ki Dal
- 1 cup moong
|1.Wash dal in a few changes of water, until the water runs clear. then
leave it to soak in cold water for about 15 minutes. Drain.
2. Drain the dal and put it in the cooking pot. Add chicken stock, if using, salt, red chili powder, turmeric, ginger and mix well. Then pour in enough water to cover the dal by 1 inch. Cover with a tight fitting lid, reduce the heat and leave to cook for 30 minutes or until dal is very tender and mushy. (you may have to add more water if the lentil is not creamy and cook for further 8 to 10 minutes.)
3. To make the bikhar, heat oil in a frying pan add the garlic and fry until light brown , at this point add zeera and whole red chilies and fry for few seconds. Pour over the lentil, stir and cook for few minutes.
4. Pour in a serving dish and garnish with coriander and green chili. Sprinkle garam masala and serve hot with plain boiled rice or chapati.