Wednesday, April 11, 2012

SAI DAL (Split Green Moong Dal)

This is a traditional Sindhi dal cooked with split or whole green moong. We use lot of crushed garlic to temper this dal. It is usually served with phulkas.

Split moong dal ..... 1 cup
Tomatoes .............. 2 small
Green chillies..........1-2
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

For tempering:
Garlic .....................3-4 pcs. (crushed)
Red chilli powder...1/4th tsp
Cumin powder .... 1/4th tsp
Oil or ghee ..............1tbsp.


1.Wash and soak dal for 2-3 hours.

2. Boil it in a pressure cooker, adding tomatoes, green chillies, salt and turmeric powder till done and mash it.

3. Heat oil in a pan, add the crushed garlic. Saute till golden brown. Remove from the gas and add the cumin and chilli powder. Mix it immediately with the prepared dal. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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  1. Hi Shobha,

    Just stumbled on your blog. You have some pretty good recipes, I especially love all the sindhi ones you have. Why dont u register at TOI to give more visibility to your blog ?

  2. Hi shobha,
    Nice collection of sindhi recipes here,its very unusual to find such simple but traditional sindhi recipes on internet...if possible do visit my blog,which is dedicated to sindhi cuisine

  3. Thanks Shobha for linking the healthy dal to the event.


  4. hi shobha, really commendable, the way u have put yr hobb to good use...nice recipes too, keep t up!!all the best!!

  5. A lovely comforting dish. I bet it would be good with some bread dipped in to it too.

    1. Sure Dannii.. bread tastes good with this dish :)

  6. I love hearty dhals like this. perfect with rice or rotis.

    1. Thanks Nayna.. I am a dal lover too.. anytime my first preference.

  7. Its an all time comfort dal and so easy to make.


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