Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mung Lau Dalma



After Mom is gone, I am cooking the basics over the weekend and eating through the week. This Mund Daal Dalma is my husband's favorite Dalma. He takes this for lunch atleast once on most weeks. I am not a big fan of Mung Daal or Lau or Lauki... But fried Mung dal changes the flavor of mung and becomes palatable for me too...

Sending this to Think Spice : Think Coriander seeds event , hosted this time at Priya’s easy N  tasty recipes, originated at  Sunita’s World! 




Ingredients
1 cup Mung Daal
1/2 of a lau - chopped into small pieces (about 2 cups)
Salt to taste
1 table spoon of Oil for tempering
1 tea spoon of cumin seeds
2 tablespoon of coriander powder
2-3 red chillies
1 tea spoon of Turmeric powder


How To
Dry roast the Mung Dal in a pan until it changes color to light orange (and gives a nice aroma). Makes sure it doesn't turn completely orange or brown, else you have to start again.
Clean the Mung daal and soak the Dal for few hours (2 should do) in water.
Take a large pan and add oil. Once it gets hot, add red chillies and coriander seeds.
Once the seeds splutter, add the daal and chopped lauki and add the double the quantity of water.
Add salt and turmeric powder and any chili powder that you need, mix well and let it cook for 25-30 min.
After that open the cover, add coriander powder and cook on high heat for about 10-15 min until the water evaporates and the daal thickens.

Usually it takes 40 minutes to get this done and then eat it fresh with rice or pack in your lunch box for next day.



46 comments:

  1. Nothing basic about this one Somoo !...I love dal...and just like you...I especially like it fried...

    Your take on it looks exactly how I love it with the red chillies as well. Although, could you tell me what Lau is ? Is it sort of like a cucumber ? or more like a yam ?

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  2. Dear Somoo
    Ha! Kuarh-e thila ete dina?
    This is a great Dalma, that coriander powder I was missing out in Oriya Dalma, I have been trying and landing into LAu + " Bhaja Mung dal of bengal.
    I will use Ghee for seasoning, is it OK?

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  3. Simple and delicious!I love the Dal made with Moong than with toor...

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  4. Simple yummy dal...Never tried out with mung dal..must be very nice with rice...will surely try this nic recipe...

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  5. Lauki and dal make an awesome combination!

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  6. Thats a gr8 combo dear..nice color

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  7. Hi Somoo,
    I love dalna be it the simple basic one or the one with all veggies...the thick and creamy dal and the falvour is just so comforting. neat click dear :)
    Happy weekend
    TC

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  8. i love the combo of lauki with dal..looks delicious..

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  9. Such a delicious, healthy and gorgeous dal, thanks for sending to Think SPice event dear..

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  10. A real delicious and comfort food, Somoo...we also make this lau dal as we say, but don't use any spice except turmeric, next time will try your way

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  11. I should try this! I'm not crazy about mung dal either and never thought to fry it beforehand. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  12. never cooked dal by frying it.this combo looks nice.

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  13. Fried dal! Wow! It's tasty and yummy!

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  14. Nice recipe with mung daal and lauki...will giv a try...

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  15. Sounds gr8 and looks delicious...had never tried frying Dal...

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  16. Looks delicious, simple & healthy comfort food.

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  17. That is quick easy and tasty dhal !

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  18. Fired dal never tried it or tasted, but I'm curious about a lot ..Looks delicious!!Healthy recipe.

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  19. Looks delicious.. and the platter looks nice.. moong dhal is very nutritious and healthy too!

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  20. comfort food at its best.I love lauki dal

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  21. I love to add lau with mung dal but no spices. Never used coriander powder, may give it a try.

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  22. That is a nice combo Somoo and the fried dhal would have given a good flavor right...

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  23. Lovely, healthy and nice dish. But I will not be able to prepare as lau is not available in Townsville.

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  24. Nat - Lau is a lot like cucumber, at least in look. It is also called Bottle Gourd.
    Ushnish - Ghee I am sure will be great! This dalma truely doesn't need ghee though....
    Friends - glad you liked it...
    Babli - I know what you mean... I miss out on quite a few vegetables here too...

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  25. I always like veggies cooked along with moong dal better than any other dal variety :-)

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  26. Yep - there are several combinations with Mung Dal that I make too... Tastes good with Chana dal too...

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  27. I love such delicious dishes like this

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  28. Love this lauki and dhal combo very much. Great to go with plain rice too.

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  29. Lovely recipe Somo! Awesome vessel. Is it silver?

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  30. Adding dal is a great way to increase the nutrition in it.

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  31. VS - no this one is not silver. It is a white metal vessel.
    Anshika - I agree. It does make it nutritious....
    SriLekha - thanks.

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  32. Am so irregular these days ... almost missed this one. This is great with hot rice. I love such simple dishes. :-)

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  33. Sharmila - yeah we survive on these easy ones...

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  34. This one looks yummy. A very much comfort and soothing food.

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  35. Wow. A blog for Oriya food..great concept..Will visit you frequently for sur :-)

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  36. I like ur recipe so much and the vessel looks cute too.

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  37. Malar - Nice to see you around... Thanks.

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  38. thanks for dropping by. I am glad you liked it..

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  39. I used to make with toor dal, i will try ur version looks tempting!

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  40. Sure - try this one and let me know if you like it...

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