Moong dal usal (Muga dali usli)

Moong dal(muga dali) usli is very dear to most of the Konkanis. Some people eat it as a breakfast and some as a side dish. For me, it is mostly known as a prasad of Ramnavami festival. However you eat it, this is a very tasty and filling dish with or without any combination. I love to cook this because it is very easy and very nutritious. Make it a bit spicy and it goes well with chapathis too(This is just my way of eating it, others might not like this combination).

1/2 cup moong dal
1 tbl spn fresh/frozen coconut
3-4 green chilies
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
A pinch asafoetida
1/2 tea spn sugar
4-5 curry leaves

Heat oil and add mustard seeds. Add curry leaves, green chilies, asafoetida and fry for little time. Now add moong dal, fry for about 5mins and about 2 cups water, salt. Close the lid and cook till dal is cooked but not mushy. Add sugar and mix well. Garnish with coconut.

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 15mins

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