Saturday, September 28, 2013

Yellow lentils salad

yellow lentils salad

Ingredients (serves for 2)

Moong dal / yellow lentils - 1/2 cup (1 cup size = 150ml)
salt - as needed
oil - 2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
chaat masala - 3/4 tsp
onion - 1/2
tomato - 1/2
cucumber (chopped) - 3/4 cup
mango (chopped) - 1/2 cup
green chili - 1 
coriander leaves - few
mint leaves - few
lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
masala peanuts - 4 tsp
sev (om podi )  or kara boondhi - 4 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
asafoetida - a pinch
sugar - 1/4 tsp


  • Soak the moong dal for an hour and cook it in a vessel with 1/2 cup of water. Make sure you don't cook the dal til it get mashed up. The dal should be crunchy. set it aside

  • heat a vessel with oil and add cumin seeds, asafoetida and turmeric powder. 
  • Once it splutters, add the cooked dal, salt, sugar and chaat masala
  • saute it for 1 - 2 minutes and then switch off the flame. Transfer this to a bowl
  • chop onion, tomato, green chili, coriander leaves and mint leaves
  • before serving, mix (onion, tomato, green chili, coriander leaves, mint leaves, mango, cucumber, lemon juice, masala peanuts, om podi ) everything together and add it to the dal mixture. 
Note : Dal can be cooked and stored in the fridge on previous day itself. When you are ready to serve add the other ingredients. DO NOT add onion , om podi and peanuts until you're ready to eat. Instead of raw mango , any tart fruit  like apple or pineapple can also be used.

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