CF 32/60 Skinned & Split Mung Dhal (Lentils)

2015-01-24
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 40m

Ingredients

1 cup Mung Dhal (skin off)

4oog Spinach or similar vegetable washed and chopped

2 Tomatoes quartered

1 large onion roughly sliced or chopped

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon salt

5 cups water

100g of onion/sambal/curry paste of your choice or a combination

Fresh coriander for garnish (optional)

Method

I am going to introduce a simple recipe for the humble but very versatile Mung Bean. Wash the mung bean and place it in a large pot with all the ingredients except garnish. Bring to boil and simmer with cover on for 30 minutes, stirring about twice during cooking. That’s all there is to this dish! Serve garnished with chopped coriander, with rice, or bread accompanied this by dish as soup.  Whenever I call for a paste/sauce for a recipe I am using my own 3 signature sauces from my blog page of my website but you may use what is in the pantry or your fridge e.g. a curry paste, Korma, any paste or sauce that has onion,  ginger and garlic as a main ingredient or simply combine all three fresh of these ingredients and turn it into a paste then fry it in a pan with two tablespoons of oil for roughly 2 or 3 minutes then add the remaining ingredients to the pan and cook as in the above method. If you require chili in the dish then add whole or cut fresh chilies during the frying stage or simply add during the initial simmering stage of this dish.

Variations and My Story

Without the skin and being split the Mung Dhal (lentil) always cooks faster than many other types of lentils. You may not know that Mung Bean is a staple food for many cultures in South East Asia, India and China. The bean is so versatile that it is used dry or as pastes, in sweets and desserts, or as fresh bean shoots in salads, stir fries, in savories and in main meals. Indians call it Dhal. It has many health benefits and is so easy to assemble. You may have only known these beans as bean sprouts or bean shoots in your salads etc but now you can start to do something more with it.

Once my ‘Crowd Funding’ campaign is over I shall elaborate more on what you can do with these beans. In the meantime enjoy making my easy recipes and please remember that my campaign still needs support in funding. If you like a recipe just donate a dollar or two for more……. All details are listed on my main page and my crowd funding site  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/6-north 

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