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Moong Dal Tadka |Payatham Paruppu Dal

Moong dal tadka is a simple and tasty dal. Payatham Paruppu dal can be prepared in one shot using Instant pot /pressure cooker quickly. Healthy Dal tastes great with rice, roti, paratha etc. This one pot dal is always a winner.
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Course: Rice Accompaniment/ Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 3
Author: Vidya Srinivasan

Ingredients

  • Moong dal - 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp
  • Carrot - 1 medium (peeled and chopped into big chunks)
  • Potato - 1 big (peeked and chopped into chunks
  • Onion - 1 medium - roughly chopped
  • Tomato - 1 medium - roughly chipped
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch finely chopped
  • Garlic - 2 roughly chopped
  • Green chilli -1
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1 slit
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Water - 1 cup + 3/4 cup
  • Asofetida - generous pinch
  • To temper:
  • Butter/ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/8 tsp
  • Cumin seed - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1
  • To garnish:
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Preparation:
  • Soak dal for 30 minutes

Instructions

  • Pressure cooker
  • Add ghee to the cooker, once when the ghee is hot add the ingredients given under "to temper", let it splutter
  • Add onion, tomato, green chilli, ginger and garlic, give a quick stir. Add carrot and potato, sauté once
  • Add moong dal, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Finally add water; mix well and cook for 3 whistles. Dal is ready serve hot with a dallop of ghee
  • Instant pot
  • Turn on the Instant pot in sauté mode. Add ghee and once when the ghee is hot add the ingredients given under "to temper", let it splutter
  • Add onion, tomato, green chilli, ginger and garlic, give a quick stir. Add carrot and potato, sauté once
  • Add moong dal, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Finally add water; mix well
  • Turn the Instant pot to manual mode and set 18 minutes - high temperature
  • After the pressure realized naturally. Open the Instant pot Dal is ready serve hot with a dallop of ghee

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Notes

  1. In pressure cooker/Instant pot you can cook dal with zero ghee/butter/oil if tadka parties skipped
  2. Sambar powder can be used instead of chilli powder
  3. Dal thickens over time adjust the water according to consistency you desire
  4. Onion, tomato, garlic can be skipped for no onion no garlic version
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