Moong Chaat

November 7, 2008

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Ingredients

  • One cup of split yellow moong dal
  • One onion (finely chopped)
  • One tomato (finely chopped)
  • One piece of cucumber (cut into thin strips)
  • One piece of raw mango (Cut into fine strips)
  • One small carrot (grated)
  • Two green chillies (finely chopped)
  • Few curry leaves
  • Few coriander leaves
  • One small lemon
  • 1/2 tsp grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  • Salt as required
  • 1/2 tsp cooking oil

For seasoning

  • One tsp mustard
  • One tsp Jeera

Method

  1. Soak Yellow moong dal for about 1/2 an hour.
  2. Drain the excess water and keep it in the strainer.
  3. In a mixing bowl, put soaked moong dal, onion, tomato, cucumber, mango, salt and lemon juice.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Heat oil and add mustard and jeera.
  6. When mustard starts popping, add green chillies, curry leaves and  asafoetida.
  7. Add this seasoning to the soaked moong dal.
  8. Mix well and garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves.
  9. Serve along with soup and wheat bread.

Note: Apple and pomegranate pearls can be added to enhance the taste of the dish.

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