Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Comfort Food - Moong Dal Bharta

This is a typics dish from Bihar. Simple, with a few ingredients, but what flavor. We used yo have this Bharta (Chokha, we call it at home), especially during summer when vegetables would be scarce. It is a very rutic but filling dish. Rice, Dal and Moong Dal Bharta .... Mmmm Mmmm good.
1 cup whole Moong Dal
1 small onion, chopped
2 dry red chilli ( I used 2 green chillies)
Salt to taste
1 tsp mustard oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Dry roast the Moong Dal. Remove from heat and let cool. In a pressure cooker cook the dal with 1 1/2 cup of water for 2 whistles. Remove from heat and let cool.

Dry roast the dry red chillies. Keep aside. In a bowl, mash the boiled Moong dal coarsely. Add the chopped onions, salt, lemon juice, mustard oil and the chillies. Mix well. You can have this with Rice and Dal or with Roti and a bpwl of yogurt. I use the extra bharta to make a stuffing for Dal Parathas.


USHA said...

Hi Sangeetha,
I enjoyed the lovely cute flowers....

The receipe with moongdhal sounds good,sure will try and let you know...

FH said...

Very new and delicious recipe from Bihar!:)) Love it.I do make Moong dishes but this sounds great.Thanks darling!

Manjula said...

Like Moong like chat? Love to try this one.

jacob said...

Hi Sangeetha,
That is confort food indeed. I think nything with moong dal is comfort food. Nice recipe!

Anonymous said...

Nice variation to the otherwise moong dal side dishes.... simple and healthy!!!

Seema Bhat said...

This looks healthy and delicious and at the same time easy to make.