Red hot? Or full-flavoured with a little warmth? It depends on your taste buds. Moong dal is ultimate comfort in a bowl. Add in a tumble of cherry tomatoes coupled with some hot red chilies, and it’s the perfect antidote to a chilly February evening. Roll up some roti and scoop in!
Lean into something not too heavy. This dish is best served with something a little less dry and mildly sweet. Look for a Pinot Grigio or a Gewürztraminer.
Substitute yellow moong dal with split peas or chana dal. The flavour is slightly different, but the texture will be the same.
In large saucepan, heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) ghee or oil. Add onion, ginger, and garlic. Sauteu0301 over medium to medium-low heat for 3 minutes, or until soft.
Stir in minced jalapenu0303os, turmeric, garam masala, and pepper. Sauteu0301 for a minute or two. Gradually stir in stock and water along with moong dal. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in tomatoes near the end of cooking and heat through.
To make tadka, in small saucepan, heat remaining ghee or oil over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and Thai chilies. Sauteu0301 until cumin seeds begin to pop. Remove from heat and set aside.
When dal is cooked, drizzle tadka overtop along with chili powder and swirl in. Serve with cilantro and roti for dipping, if desired.
This recipe is part of the Give a Little Love collection.
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