Pudina Moong Dal Recipe (Mint Moong Dal)

Mint has many health benefits as it is good for digestion, detoxifies the body etc. This recipe is simply a moong dal just flavoured with mint leaves. Really an aromatic tasty dal it is and is perfect for your weekday meals.  Yellow Moong Dal (Split), Red Chilli powder, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Cumin seeds (Jeera), Asafoetida (hing), Ghee, Mint Leaves (Pudina), Water, Salt   1/2 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split) 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing) 1 tablespoon Ghee 2 tablespoons Mint Leaves (Pudina) , chopped Water , as needed Salt , as needed     10   25     To begin making the Pudina Moong Dal recipe, add 1 cup of water, turmeric powder and washed moong dal in a stainless steel vessel and cook till the dal turns soft. Alternatively, just pressure cook upto 2 whistles.Once the dal is cooked, add 1 and 1/2 cups of water, salt. Bring to a boil and then simmer. While the dal is simmering, prepare the tadka.Heat ghee/oil in a tadka pan. First fry the cumin seeds and then add asafoetida.Add mint leaves and fry for some seconds. Lastly add red chili powder.Immediately, pour this tempering/tadka mixture in the dal & stir well. Simmer the dal for 2 to 3 minutes.Serve Pudina Moong Dal along with Capsicum Usili and Phulkas for a weekday lunch or dinner.