Yellow Mung Dal With Mixed Vegetables
mung dal, split
mixed vegetables, cut into small pieces
inch piece ginger root, grated
crushed red chilies (optional for Pitta)
handful cilantro leaves
salt to taste
Wash dal 3 times. Soak overnight in 5 cups water. Drain.
In a saucepan, heat the oil. Add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and red chilies. When popping stops add ginger, turmeric and salt. Fry briefly. Add vegetables and dal. Cook till dry.
Add enough water to cover mixture by one inch. Mix well. Cover and cook on low flame till dal is broken down. Mix in cilantro leaves. If too pasty, mix in more water.