Saayi Dal/Split Green Moong Dal with Garlic Tadka

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Third Week of Blogging Marathon, I chose Sindhi Cuisine, Wanted to Move out of my comfort zone and try out other cuisines too. So in the order, first comes Sindhi Saayi Dal. A Mild, Comforting Dal, Love the Garlic Tadka in it. Kuttu is a big fan of Dal-Rice, he loved this Saayi dal more than us.
1.5 Cups of Dhuli Moong/Split green gram dal
1 Large Tomato, Chopped
2 nos green chilies, chopped into two
1 tsp shredded ginger
1/4 tsp turmeric
Salt to taste
Fresh Coriander for garnishing
1-2 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
4-5 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 sprigs of curry leaves

  • Wash and soak the dal for 15 minutes in water.
  • To this Dal add chopped tomatoes, green chilies, ginger, turmeric and salt. Add 3 cups of water to this and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
  • When the pressure releases, mash the dal roughly with the back of a laddle.
  • Heat the oil given under "Tempering", Splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, add curry leaves and chopped garlic.

  • Let the garlic roast and turn brown, add this sizzling Tadka to the Dal and Serve Hot with Rice.
  • We Enjoyed this Dal with Hot Rice, Accompanied by Pickle and a Glass of Spiced Buttermilk, Lunch Settled

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  1. Thick dal makes me drool..Wat a wonderful spread,inviting.

  2. pictures look so amazing. makes me want to grab a spoon and dig in

  3. very beautiful clicks, and nice and simple recipe

  4. That dal looks so satisfying. Some papad pickle @ rice just completes it.

  5. Such a simple and comforting dal. Looks delicious.

  6. Lovely pictures...and no one can say to such simple and comforting dals..

  7. Very comforting to have moong dal like this!!

  8. healthy and tasty.. love the comforting dal... so versatile to eat with rice or roti... thanks for the recipe..
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  9. This is one of the simplest daals cooked in Sindhi homes..and who can say it has been cooked by a S Indian..u rock Priya!


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