July 11, 2012

Carrot - Moong dal Stir fry

I reckon given a chance,I would crown moong dal (or split yellow gram) the king of my kitchen. Be it Seekh kebabs , stuffed bunsKheerhalwaPongalLadooPesarattu - this lentil is soo versatile that it befits an ode sung to its praises. I totally adore this dal and today it came about so beautifully along with carrots for a simple but heavenly stir fry. 

Adapted from Mireille’s recipe (who is also incidentally my Blog Hop partner this month) where she teamed carrots with paneer, I used this lentil for a yummy curry that came together in 15 mins. Mireille's blog is extremely well organised and I found an eclectic and interesting mix of Indian and World cuisine across courses and she has been a wonderful co-blogger through our Blogging Marathon days too ! 

It helped that I had some par boiled moong on hand to create this, else you can soak the dal for 20 – 25 mins to make this too. Simple but hearty, and perfect - this gingery lemony stir fry pairs amazingly well with the Jeera Milagu Rasam for dinner.


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Prep time – 15 mins
Cook time – 10 mins
Serves – 2
Difficulty level – Easy
Serving suggestions : Rasam + rice
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Ingredients:
  • Carrots – 3 medium – chopped as per your preference ( I like them finely chopped)
  • Moong Dal / stir fry – ¼ cup – soaked for ½ hour and boiled al dente
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Ginger grated – ½ tsp
  • Red chillies (broken) – 1 or 2 (you can also replace with low spice Serrano peppers)
  • Turmeric – a pinch
  • Coriander and curry leaves – a few
  • Lemon juice – ½ TBSP (for garnish)


Method:
1) Wash, peel and dice carrots. Steam them for 10 mins (or blanch them). Cook moong dal till 90% done, but not mushy.
2) In a pan, heat oil. Splutter mustard, curry leaves, red chillies.
3) Add ginger,turmeric, blanched carrots, salt and moong dal. Stir for 3 – 4 mins
4) Switch off flame. Finish with coriander leaves and lemon juice.
5) Serve hot.


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29 comments:

  1. Wat a lovely and super inviting stir fry, simply delicious.

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  2. so yummy and delicious recipe

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  3. Loved this healthy and delicious combo..looks so colourful and easy to make..

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  4. Colourful and healthy stir fry!!!!!

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  5. yummy and healthy stir fry...happy to follow u..do visit my space in your free time..
    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

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  6. That looks great Kalyani..the colors look so beautiful...complementing ...each other..grt!

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  7. Love this stir fry.. easy and so healthy!

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  8. nice variation...will hve to try it!!

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  9. very vibrant looking dish.. nice one

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  10. Beautiful color and perfect coice with milagurasam yummm.

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  11. what a lovely colorful plate...yummy

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  12. Lovely color and nice dish too

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  13. Looks very colourful and inviting...

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  14. Our favorite carrot palya at home, looks lovely.

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  15. nice pics kalyani; looks well done

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  16. Simple yet delicious colorful stir fry...

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  17. good one. very colorful and comes in handy when I have to cook just for the kids :)

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  18. How lovely! Love the colours, lovely photo as well

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  19. The colour has come out beautifully .. love the orange and black combo here..

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  20. Easy peasy yet healthy recipe Kal.. though i add coconut to this version

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  21. Wow! this looks really colorful and healthy.

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