1/2 cup moong dal
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. black mustard seeds
1 dried red chili pepper, broken into 2-3 pieces
1/4 onion, chopped ( red onion is sweeter )
1/2 tomato, chopped
1 sprig of curry leaves
1 or 2 green hot chili peppers, chopped
small piece of fresh ginger, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. salt ( or to taste )
1 to 1 & 1/2 cup water
juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon ( or 1tbs. "Real Lemon" brand)
Wash the moong
dal well, and drain.
in a heavy saurcepan with high heat and add the mustard
seeds and dried red chili pepper.
When the mustard
seeds pop, add onion, tomato
and Curry leaves.
When the onion get light
brown, add green chili peppers,
ginger, turmeric, and salt
and stir well.
Soon after add water
with moong dal, let it cook for 20 minutes.
When it boils,
turn down the heat to medium and put the lid on.
Whenever the water is
low, add water.
After the dal is cooked,
cool it down and add lemon juice.