Moong dal(Hindi) – muga dali(Konkani) is very rarely used for the gravies in Konkani cooking. It is used more in side dishes like usli(usal) or kosumbaris. One of the reasons might be the mushy nature of this dal. When cooked, this becomes a kind of paste with a unique flavor. I don’t say I am great fan of this taste or texture. But there are few recipes which I really like. This is my mom’s recipe, looks like a kind of daali thoy (Konkani dal) with a garlic seasoning. I liked this dish for its simplicity. This dal cooks very fast compared to any other dals. So this gets ready in 10mins. With the garlic seasoning, this really scores high points :).
The original recipe calls for whole green moong. But I used the yellow moong dal for simplicity. It saved a lot of time. I am sure the whole moong version would be more tasty and more healthy.
1 cup yellow moong dal
1/2 tea spn chopped ginger
4-5 green chilies
A pinch turmeric
1/2 tea spn chopped and slightly crushed garlic
Cook moong dal with ginger, turmeric and green chilies in pressure cooker till it is soft.
Take out from cooker, heat it with salt for around 5mins.
Heat ghee and fry garlic. Pour this on the dal. Serve hot with rice.
Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 10mins (if dal is used)
PS: My parents are coming to US tomorrow. This is their first trip outside India. We are meeting them after a pretty long time. So I am all excited. We are going to East coast with them this week. So I will meet you all on 4th of July.