Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Split Moong Dal Salad
Indian cuisine also has some crunchy nutritious salads.
Lentils such as split chana dal and moong dal are used
I love crunchy moong dal salad. Moong dal salad
is one of the salads which I make frequently. This salad is called as Kosumbari, in Kannada, a local languge in one of the states of India.
Moong Dal Salad
1/2 cup split moong dal
1/4 tsp canola oil
1/8 tsp mustard seeds
1 red chili, broken into pieces
1 tsp lemon juice
Soak moong dal for about 3 hours, and drain the water. Finely chop the
cucumber into small pieces. Grate the carrot. Mix soaked moong dal, carrot and cucumber.Add salt and lemon juice to the salad.
In a small pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds pop, add broken red chili pieces. Add this mixture to the moong dal salad. Garnish with cilantro or unsweetened coconut.