Yellow Split Mung Dhal Recipe

Posted by Lala Naidu on

YELLOW SPLIT MUNG DHAL (Serves 4, Dairy free w/o the ghee; GF)

I N G R E D I E N T S :

  • 1-½ cups mung dahl
  • 4-5 cups filtered water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons ghee
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida
  • 2-3 teaspoons organic plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Put the mung dahl and water in a saucepan with the cinnamon stick and bay leaves. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer until tender, about 25 minutes, adding more water if the dhal gets too thick.
  2. In a small saute pan, heat the ghee over low heat. Add the mustard seeds and when the seeds pop after a few minutes, stir in the gigner and curry powder. Saute, stirring for 2 minutes, then, stir in the asafetida, cook for 1 minute more, and remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in the mustard seed mixture into the dhal. Stir in the yogurt, cilantro, and lemon juic. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper. Remove the bay leaves and cinnamon stick before serving.
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