Vegan Moong Dal Tadka Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Moong Dal Tadka Recipe

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Vegan Moong Dal Tadka Recipe
Chef Jade_VEGAN MOONG DAL TADKA

VEGAN MOONG DAL TADKA

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of moong dal split yellow lentils, washed and drained
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 green chili pepper chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Cilantro chopped for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and mustard seeds and cook until the seeds start to pop.
  • Add the chopped onion, green chili pepper, and grated ginger and cook for 3-4 minutes until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the chopped tomato to the pot and stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the tomato has softened.
  • Add the washed and drained moong dal to the pot and stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Stir well and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Pour in 3 cups of water to the pot and stir well. Cover the pot and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes until the lentils are soft and fully cooked.
  • Use a wooden spoon to mash some of the lentils against the side of the pot to thicken the dal. Stir well.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve the Moong Dal Tadka hot with rice or naan bread.

Notes

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Calories: 192 | Total Fat: 5g | Total Carbohydrates: 26g | Dietary Fiber: 10g | Protein: 12g

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