Yellow Moong Dal Salad: A Warm Salad for Winters
As I promised you that I would be coming with more warm salads so here I am with this easy Yellow Moong Dal Salad.
Have you ever thought of eating lentils uncooked? That too, even without sprouting. Frankly, I didn’t. I always thought that besides eating it as Dal fry, we can grind it and make various delicacies like Vada or Pancake or Pakodas. And when my sister in law, Archana Aggarwal, shared this recipe of Yellow Moong Dal salad with me, I couldn’t take it easy. But because of my blind trust in her recipes, I had to give it a try and yes, you are right. This salad was a hit.
This Yellow Moong Dal Salad, involves minimum cooking, hardly 10 minutes and is apt for winters. As the name says everything, this salad has yellow moong dal and some veggies.
Benefits of Yellow moong dal : Like all other lentils, Yellow Moong Dal too, is a good source of protein and is full of dietary fibre. It is easy to digest and is thus commonly recommended during illness especially if stomach infection. it is rich in Potassium, Calcium and Vitamin B. It is low in fat and is therefore good for people having high cholesterol.
Though preferred during illness but once you taste this salad, you will love to serve it even to your guests. It is very delicious and especially in winters, when you are craving for only warm and hot food items then this salad tops the list.
Yellow moong dal gets cooked very quickly but for this salad, we don’t need to cook it. Just soak it for an hour or two and that’s it. Once soaked, the dal becomes very soft. And then just saute it and your salad is ready.
Let’s see the recipe of Yellow moong dal salad in detail.
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Now the recipe…
1/2 Cup Yellow Moong Dal
1 Teaspoon Oil
1/2 Cup Shelled Peas
1/4 Cup Beans, Chopped
1/4 Cup Carrots, Chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Ginger, Finely Chopped
1/4 Teaspoon Green Chillies, Finely Chopped
Salt to taste
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice (Or as per taste)
- Clean and wash Yellow moong dal. Soak it for minimum one hour. You can soak it longer if you have time.
- Chop veggies and keep aside.
- In a pan, heat oil and saute veggies till slightly soft. Especially take care of peas that they have become little soft.
- Drain water from the soaked Yellow moong dal and keep the dal in a strainer so that all extra water is removed.
- Once the veggies are half done then add soaked and rinsed dal in it.
- Saute on high flame for 2 to 3 minutes till dal gets slightly soft.
- Season with salt, ginger, green chillies and lemon juice.
- Serve warm.
- If you plan to make it ahead of time then once made, cover it and leave as it is. Warm it at the time of serving.
- This salad has a crunchy texture and that is the beauty of this salad. If the lentils get too soft then it tastes like Dal tadka/fry and loses its properties as a salad.
- It is better to add lemon juice at the time of serving the salad.
- You can add veggies of your choice like onions, tomatoes etc.
- Avoid adding cucumber as it doesn’t go with warm salads.
- Add little whole spice powder (Garam Masala) or Chat Masala for making it more spicy.
- During summers, add tomatoes and cucumber and serve at room temperature. Avoid peas and beans in summers.
So, isn’t this warm salad cool? I mean, a simple recipe. Do try this out and let me know how you liked it. Your feedback fuels my enthusiasm to post more good content.
See you soon with my next recipe…
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