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Pachai Payaru Kulambu (Green Moong Dal Curry) Recipe

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Thick creamy aromatic curry; scented with curry leaves and ghee.

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Servings: 4 person
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Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of pachai payaru/green moong dal - soaked for 3 hours and drain off water.
  • 5 garlic - remove skin
  • 5 shallots - remove skin
  • 1/2 inch ginger - sliced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tomato - sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp plain curry powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk/cream
  • Salt for taste
  • For tempering
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ghee/butter/oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 dried red chilies - snipped to tiny pieces
  • 2-3 sprigs curry leaves

Directions

  1. Add dal, garlic, shallots, ginger, turmeric powder and 1/2 liter of water into a pot.
  2. Simmer till dal is half cooked.
  3. Add tomato, curry powder and season with salt.
  4. Continue to simmer to soften dal.
  5. Pour coconut milk, stir and remove from heat.
  6. Temper cumin, dried chilies and curry leaves in ghee.
  7. Pour over dal and stir.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 78g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 136  
Calories from Fat 102 75%
Total Fat 11.82g 15%
Saturated Fat 8.48g 34%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 289mg 8%
Total Carbs 8.25g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 9%
Sugars 1.64g 1%
Protein 2.17g 3%

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