The new year started with a new job for me. Two weeks into the job, and I feel very tired by the time I reach home. Here timing is not very flexible like my old job. I am still trying to get adjusted to it, but the extreme cold weather these days is not helping much. No matter how much busy I am, over the years, I have always given preference to home cooked food. I am not a great fan of cooking in advance. So I cook something that gets ready in 15-20mins max. With some modifications here and there, I have cooked some tasty dishes in last couple of days.
My pachi makes something similar to this with moong dal. I clearly remember the taste and aroma, but I don’t know her recipe. I tried this and it was too good. Brought back my college days. Day by day, I have become great fan of goda masala.
1 cup moong dal
1/2 cup onion
1/2 tea spn garlic
1/2 tea spn chilli powder
1 tea spn goda masala
3-4 strands coriander leaves
1/2 tea spn tamarind extract/amchoor powder
Wash moong dal and soak in water for 10mins.
Heat oil and add onion, garlic. Fry for few minutes. Add moong dal, chilli powder, tamarind/amchoor, goda masala and fry for 3-4 minutes. Cook till dal is done. (You can cook it in pressure cooker)
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Add water, salt and cook.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 20mins