Moong Dal – 1 Cup
Shallots – 3
Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp
Udad Dal – 1/4 tsp
Hing – a pinch
Curry Leaves – handful
Coconut Oil – 2 tsp
Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
Green Chillies – 2
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Wash Moong dal till water turns clear.
Peel and slice the shallots.
Grind into a smooth paste with little water all the ingredients mentioned under “For Grinding”.
Heat a large pot with 2 cups of water. Once water comes to a boil, add the washed moong dal,turmeric powder and salt.
Cook till dal turns mushy.
Add the ground coconut paste and cook further for 10 to 15 minutes.
In a small tadka pan, Heat Coconut oil. Once hot, add Mustard seeds and fry till it crackles.
Add Udad dal and fry till it turns golden.
Add hing, Curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
Add sliced shallots and fry till it turns golden.
Pour the seasoning into the cooked dal.
Serve this dal with Cooked rice and ghee.