Saturday, November 25, 2006

Moong Dal Poha

Moong Dal poha.....reminds me of my childhood. On every Monday mornings, from the age of 8 yrs, my dad used to keep a fast for Lord Shiva, and he still keeps it till date, and my mom use to make this poha for all of us for breakfast and we (me and my brother) also used to take it to school for lunch time snack. Oh! what a wonderful good old days.

After getting married, today for the first time in 2 yrs, I cooked this for my husband and he was so happy to have it. You know what he said....., "Nidhi, its very healthy and tasty at the same time", and asked me to share it with you all. So here I am presenting you with a recipe good for breatfast or evening snack. Enjoy...

Serves 2

Yellow Moong Dal Split (1 Cup, soaked for 1 hr)
Peas (1/2, Boiled)
Sweet Onion (1/2 Cup, Finely Chopped)
Tomato (1, Finely Chopped)
Green chilli (1 Finely Chopped, Optional)
Ginger (1/2 Tsp, Finely Chopped)
Corriander Leaves (1/4 Cup)
Curry Leaves (5-7, Finely Chopped)
Sugar (A pinch)
Oil (1/2 Tsp)

Black Mustard Seeds (1/2 Tsp)
Red Chilli Powder (1/4 Tsp, Optional)
Turmeric (1/4 Tsp, Optional)
Salt (To taste)

  1. Boil peas in a small bowl with 1 1/2 cups of water, a pinch of sugar and salt to taste, in the microwave for 2-4 mins.
  2. Now wash dal and add 2 cups of water and salt to it and boil it in a microwave rice-cooker for about 12 mins.
  3. Heat oil in pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Now add ginger and green chilli and cook for 1/2 min.
  4. Add curry leaves and all the other spices and fry for 1/2 min.
  5. Now add dal and peas and mix well.
  6. In a large bowl mix corriander leaves, onion and tomatoes.
  7. Now add prepared dal into the onion mixture.
  8. Serve hot garnished with curry leaves.


Sia's corner said...

hi nidhi,
this is my fav too... oh good old days when amma used to cook this for bf:)
and hey, my today's quota of 5 votes is over:) wish they had unlimited voting:) will keep voting for u till last day:)
good luck to u:)

Anonymous said...

This recipe looks great. I think it will be quite nutritous.

Asha said...

36 th Nidhi! Wonderful, hopr you win:))

Dish looks wonderful and I can't wait to go home and eat some INdian food.I am tired of Burgers:(

ila said...

Nidhi....I am sure that it would be tasty...I am gonna try it tomorrow morning. Wish u all the best...I voted for you and hope that all your friends and fans will help you to win.

rooma said...

The poha looks amazing nidhi..... I have never eaten this before..... thaks for sharing such a wonderful dish :)

Lakshmi said...

wow, one more yummy poha dish.

Seema Bhat said...

hey nidhi:
this looks so healthy and lovely...moon dal with poha ...never ever tasted or tried this ... will try this one soon for sure ...and yeah will definatley vote for you too ....good luck babe..

Trupti said...

wow...this is different Nidhi! Looks so colorful and must be yummy.


Trupti said...

Its at # 20 today, Nidhi...Good Job!


Asha said...

20th! Coool:)

Recipe looks great, Nidhi.

Sia's corner said...

20th rank!!!
way to go girl...
all the very best:)

Sia's corner said...

girl.... u r wrong... u r not at 20th rank:(
he he he... u r in 19th position:)
mine 2day's quota is over! good luck:)

leena said...

i have tried so many recipes of urs and hv come out well.still now i don't have any blog soon preparing for it.
explain abt ur surprise vacation.
where did ur husband take u

RP said...

New to me, but looks very colorful and yummy. Good luck with the contest.

Vini K said...

Hi Nidhi,wow,good for you!you reached 15th position,great news..

Moongdal poha is a new one for me.will try it as soon as I replenish my stocks..

Sia's corner said...

hi nidhi,
i'm leaving to india for 1 month... so want to wish u all the very best:) hope u win the contest... drop a line and let me know how it goes...

Nidhi said...

Thanks Sia, Anonymous, Asha, Ila Rooma, Lakshmi, Seema, Trupti, Leena, Rp and Vini for your good wishes, voting for me and/or keeping a track of my position in treasured recipe contest.

Also, Good to know that you all liked my recipe. Please do try it and Keep visiting.

And Sia, Have a safe and wonderful trip. I have left a comment on you blog as well. Thanks.

Leena, I m waiting for your blog and I m so happy to know that you tried so many of my recipes and they turn out well for you. Keep trying and visiting. :-)

Thanks once again to all of you.


Naiya Gaurav Mittal said...

Hi.. this is an easy and healthy receipe... thanks