Thursday, October 22, 2015

Moong Dal Usli

Navratri is coming to an end...As we celebrate Navami and Dashami here's Moong Dal Usli known as mooga dali usli in Konkani,that can be offered as prasad. Healthy, nutritious,packed with proteins. Whenever i used to make this before, it used to be a major flop. The moong Dal would either get over cooked and mushy or it would remain half cooked. It was then that my co sister after a lot of research came up with this one. Perfect to the core. Today on the auspicious occassion of Navami I successfully made the perfect usli. All thanks to my co sister :) This one is also specially dedicated to my little nephew who is taking his first step in to the world of books, writing and learning. God Bless You Gondoosh, Wishing you Success and A Bright life Ahead!!

Moong Dal - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 - 3/4 cup
Salt -as per taste
Crushed pepper - 1/2 - 1tsp
Grated coconut - 1 - 2  hand full

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 3 broken
Hing - A pinch
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 1 tsp
  • Wash and soak moong dal for 1 1/2 hours.
  • After 1 1/2 hours strain and keep aside
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds.
  • When they crackle add jeera, broken red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add urad dal and fry till golden brown.
  • Drop in the strained moong dal,salt,1/2 cup water and mix well.
  • Cook covered on medium flame.
  • Keep stirring at regular intervals so that the dal does not stick to the pan.
  • If you feel the dal is taking a little longer to cook then add 1/4 cup more of water and cook covered till all the water is drained and dal gets evenly cooked.
  • Switch off flame.Sprinkle grated coconut and crushed pepper and mix well.
  • Moong dal usli ready to be offered as prasad.
  • Do not add more water than suggested, else it may become mushy.
  • Keep stirring at regular intervals.
  • Do not skip soaking the dal, it is the most important step.

Navami And Dashami Wishes!!!

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