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Recipe for Moth Beans Dal

Recipe for Moth Beans Dal

(Ref: RCP236)

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Moth beans usually pronounced as moat beans are highly nutritious and are quite famous in Maharashtra cuisine. This bean can be used in salads, chats or even in curries. The sprouted version of this makes a good combination with some spicy veggie! Here goes moth beans dal in tangy style.



Preparation Time:

8.5 Hours

Cooking Time:

30 minutes


Moth beans soaked in water overnight - 1 cup
 Oil - 2 tbsp 
 Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp 
 Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp 
 Green Chillies chopped - 1 
 Onions finely chopped - 2 
 Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp 
 Cumin Seeds Powder - 1 tsp 
 Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp 
 Jaggery grated - 1 tsp 
 Garam Masala - 1 tsp 
 Chopped Tomatoes - 100g 
 Salt to taste 
 Chopped Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) for garnishing 


• Heat Oil in a pan, add Mustard Seeds and allow it to splutter. Next add Green Chillies, Ginger Garlic Paste and fry for few seconds.

• Add Onions and sauté till they are lightly browned. To this add Cumin, Turmeric and Red Chilli Powder and mix well.

• Then add Garam Masala, Jaggery, Salt and Tomatoes and fry till Oil separates.

• Then drain the Moth Beans and add to this paste. Add Water just to cover this mixture and mix well. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or till the Moth Beans are completely cooked.

• Garnish with Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) and serve hot.

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