On the blogging front, I have been "Missing in Action". First started with New year cleaning.. Well if you have not heard of New year cleaning then this is a new one! Then it was bidding good bye to a dear friend of mine who shifted to Pune for good. This did not mean that I did not cook. I did, but was not able to click pics.
I have been thinking of blogging about the places that we have visited in China this year as a record. Let me know what you think about it.
Starting this year's cooking post with a healthy breakfast/dinner item "Moogadaali Usli/Bette". This is very much similar to Pongal with minor changes. Moong Dal is rich in protein and easily digestible. This is comfort food for us and can be fixed easily with no much fuss!
Here is what's needed:
1 cup Moong Dal
1/4 cup Basmati Rice
1 tsp Mustard seeds
5-6 Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Jeera
2-3 green Chilly - slit
a small piece of Ginger finely chopped
2-3 crushed black pepper
Salt to taste
2 tbsp grated Coconut grated
Water 3-1/2 cup
1) Heat Oil. Add mustard seeds, when they splutter add jeera and sauté till golden. Add curry leaves, crushed pepper, slit green chillies and sauté for few seconds.
2) Add water and bring it to a good boil.
3) Add washed moong dal and washed rice. Add salt to taste and ginger pieces. Cook on medium flame until done. (i.e The dal is fully cooked but still holds it's shape. If it is not cooked you can add little hot water and let it cook).
4) Garnish with grated coconut and serve hot.
Harini is hosting FIC-Yellow at her blog, this is my first entry to this event. For more details visit her blog. Harini, This is for you :)