Hello everybody! Some days ago I bought these green azuki beans, I have never eaten them...I found out that they are very similar to moong dal and I have just prepared them following my instinct...I wish it’s not a complete disaster! 😅
I cooked them in the pressure cooker with some turmeric and a bay leaf for 15 minutes (maybe too much, they were very mushy); in a pan I fried some cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black pepper, mustard seeds, asafatida and then garlic, ginger and a green chilly. I added the beans, some water, salt and at the end some dry fenugreek...we’ll see what my boyfriend will say 😀
How do you prepare moong dal??? Let me know!

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boo
7 months

Most welcome @Ann Own!!!!

Ann Own
7 months

Roger that 👍🏻 @boo thanks!

boo
7 months

@Ann Own

boo
7 months

I roasted the peeled moong dhal dry! I didn’t soak them! I never used the unpeeled ones, so no experience!
Moong dhal (peeled) cook quickly, and even soft they have a nice texture. Not like red lentils.
But I soak Chana dhal, yellow peas, butterbeans etc.

Ann Own
7 months

@boo I put beans into cold water for about 6 hours before cooking them, did you too? Or did you immediately roast them?

boo
7 months

I‘m sure you enjoyed it!! @Ann Own

Ann Own
7 months

Thank you @boo! I will try your recipe! I must say that my experiment wasn’t bad at all! 😁 with some bread and olive oil at the end it was really good 😊

boo
7 months

Ooops... peeled and unpeeled

boo
7 months

@Ann Own I used pealed moong dhal. They are yellow. Unpealed they are green.

boo
7 months

Hi @Ann Own There are plenty ways to prepare moong dhal.
Here is what I did today: I roasted the dhal (100 gr) without ghee until the colour turned to pink/light brown. Don’t stop stirring!! Then I cooked moong dhal in 500 ml salted water until nearly soft (25 minutes). In a pan I heated 2 tbsp of mustard oil, seasoned with 1 dried red Chili, 1 bay leaf, 1 clove, 1 cardamom, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, cinnamon. Fry for 1 minute. Add carrot cubes and cauliflower florets. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Add a tomato cut into little pieces and let it break down. Add 1/4 tsp of turmeric and a pinch of sugar.
Add dhal (with the water) and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Add a handful of (frozen) peas. Enjoy!
No onion, no garlic, no ginger! But very tasty!!