green moong dal pandoli ( a traditional recipe )

Green moong dal pandoli is very healthy dish . It is very similar to idli but made in very unique style . The batter is spooned on a muslin cloth that is tied over boiling hot water . But I have used idli mould . Green moong is rich source of protein so it is very very healthy breakfast option .
 
Ingredients - 
  • 1 cup green moong  dal 
  • Half cup curd 
  • 2 tsp ginger green chilli paste 
  • Salt to taste 
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds 
  • 1 tsp asafoetida 
  • 2 tsp fruit salt 
  • 2 tsp lemon juice 
  • Some curry leaves 
  • 1 tsp sesame  seeds 
  • Oil for tempering
Method - 
  1. Soak moong dal in enough water for about 3 hours . Wash and drain the water .
  2. Now take a grinder , add soaked moong dal , 1 tbsp water and curd . Blend it into a smooth paste .
  3. Now add ginger green chilli paste and mix well .
  4. Now for tempring - take a pan , add oil . Heat the oil , add mustard seeds , cumin seeds and sesame seeds . When they starts crackle , add curry leaves . turn off the gas . Pour this tempering on the batter and mix well .
  5. Grease the idli moulds . Now add fruit salt and lemon juice into the batter . Now pour this batter into the idli moulds . Steam it for about 15 - 20 minutes .
  6. Cut pandolis into small pieces and serve immediately with the chutney of your choice.
By Kanwaljeet Chhabra (contest entry)
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