Saturday, February 10, 2007

Muga Dali Usli

Mooga Dali Usli

Here is another Konkani recipe from my mother-in-law. She made this for breakfast and I must add, Mooga Dali Usli (Moong Dal Usli) did not sound too interesting to me when I heard the name. How can anything made with just dal taste good, right? But the taste just blew me away! It was so unexpectedly good! Protein rich breakfast and tasty too. Good start to a day, methinks!

Here is how it's made.

Moong Dal 2 cups
Water 4-5 cups
1 tsp Sugar
3 tsp Coconut powder
Salt to taste

For the Tadka/Tempering:
Coconut Oil (or any other) 4-5 tsp
Mustard Seeds 2 tsp
Green Chillies 2 chopped
Curry Leaves -8-10
Hing 1 tsp

Bring water to a boil. Add the moong dal and cook until soft but not mushy, for about 10 mins. Drain excess water. Add the tempered oil, salt to taste, sugar and coconut. Mix well.


Scott said...

I love the look and sound of your recipes, but sometimes I'm thrown by the unfamiliar ingredient names :(

Vidya said...

that looks interesting... should try that sometime

Sia's corner said...

this is very authentic mangalorean dish vani:) usually its served with chapatis and rice and my favourite one as it takes very little time to prepare and tstes equally good. is ur MIl from m'lore by any chance? i am bit curious now:) and as u mentioned in my blog we too call it akki pundi as akki unde at home. will be looking forward to ur mil's recipe.
i am not able to comment in blog today. it again started acting funny. grrrr....

Coffee said...

That sounds nice!!! :) New way of making somehting from moong dal.

I read ur reply on the last post. For some tips on time management, you can read the mexican post on my blog ;) :P

TS said...

oh this is certainly new! what a healthy breakfast recipe..thanks Vani to you and your MIL.


Asha said...

Sounds good Vani! I could use whole green moong too with this recipe.

Hope you are having a great V'day today with hubby and M!! Love you and hugs!:))

Mishmash ! said...

Vani,I am a Keralite but was fortunate enough to be in Chennai for around 3 yrs and hence familiar with their dishes too; the other kannadiga and andhra food is not very familiar to me..Im glad that now I'm able to read about lots of those dishes :)The only thing I make with moong dhal is a side dish for chappathi ;)

Happy V-Day :)


Sandeepa said...

That's so simple and nice...and very healthy too

swapna said...

wow great recipe with moong dal..
it is going into my must try list..thanks for sharing..

swapna said...

wow great recipe with moong dal..
it is going into my must try list..thanks for sharing..

Jyothsna said...

I've made this with channa dal, black channa but don't add sugar in it. Its more like the prasadam we get at temples, right?

Vani said...

Scott- Names of some Indian ingredients leave me googling for info! :) I hope the glossary I sent you helps a bit!

Vidya!!! How are you? I hope little Avani is doing well. Is motherhood easier the second time over, like they say?

Sup- My FIL is originally from Mangalore. My mil, though Konkani too, is from Mumbai. She makes a lot of Mangalorean stuff that I'm getting to enjoy this visit. The Akki Undi recipe is next on the list of posts but dunno when I'll post it! Did you have trouble commenting on my blog?

Coffee- yeah, this recipe is pretty simple. I read your tips and will be sure to follow them when I start cooking. I'm complaining so much about time or it's lack thereof, even with my mil making most of the cooking! :)

Trupti- yeah, this is really simple and tasty too. Will pass on your thanks to my mil :)

Asha- Whole moong will have a different texture but will taste good, I'm sure!
V Day was nothing special. Not even chocolates! Just a cold, icy day in more ways than one (it was one of the coldest days here) coz we had a fight! :)

Vani said...

Mishmash- You'll see some Kannada and Konkani recipes here. I hope you'll try some of them sometime! Hope u had a great V-day! :)

Sandeepa- thanks! that it is! :)

Swapna- do let me know when u try! :)

Jyotsna- since this is made with moong dal, it is soft and not grainy. I think the temple prasadams are more the whole lentils like chana and kala chana. But the concept is similar.


Muga Dali Usli (Moong Dal Usli) for Breakfast. We make it for lunch

Linda said...

Hi Vani, it looks so easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

indosungod said...

Vani what a simple and tasty dish.

TS said...

Busy ho gayi Vani?? Just dropped by to say a hi...hope you and yours are well...
big hug to your gudiya.


Vcuisine said...

Dear Vani, your Muga Dali Usli and Bisi Bela bath are so nice. Very good presentation. Quite interesting to see you and your loved ones in Behind the Apron. Nice to know more about you and see you. Then comes the Freaky Friends – your reaction was correct – laughing – not only friends Vani even close relatives are like this. I feel it is their problem and not ours. In my thoughts, I believe, without my permission no one can upset me. What do you think? Have a good day Vani and keep posting different recipes. Always enjoy your reading. Love to M. Viji

Vani said...

Harekrishnaji- I'm sure it's good any time of the day! :)

Linda- Hi! Yeah, it seems easy enough and I can vouch for the delicious taste! :)

ISG- that's right! Simple and tasty. Gotta love that! :)

TS- Haan, yaar! In dinoh, time ki bahut kadr hai mujhe! Aur kami bhi. I know everyone has kids and manage so well and me, with all the help I'm getting, am unable to find time to relax even for a moment. Even in the office, I feel like I'm drowning in work! I hope it gets better soon! Gudiya is the one joy. Ab uski daycare/nanny ke baare mein bhi sochna shuru kardiya kyonki my in-laws March end/April tak jaa rahe hain.
Thank you so much for checking, dear T! :)

Viji-Welcome back! I hope you had GREAT vacation! YOu're right. No one can upset me without my permission and I hope to reach that yogic way of thinking soon! I know it's true but to follow in real life has been a little difficult. I think I'm heading in the right direction though!

TS said...

Saw your comment and had to run here...I totally can empathize....seems like a never ending story,right? Gudiya ke saath khelo aur mazaa karo...woh din aayega jab tumhe pata bhi nahi chalega ki kaab woh badi ho gayi...yeh saab hota hai, all a part of your new role as a mother,...Apne aap ko bhulna maat,take a day off sometime in the middle of the week and just relax at home...believe me, you'll WANT to go back to work the next day!

Take care,my dear. Hugs to Gudiya.


Vani said...

Thank you, dear Trupti for your comforting words! You're right- time is flying! I can't believe she 'll be 7 months already! Before I know it, it'll be her graduation!! Haan, ek din ka break leke apne aap ke liye time nikaalna hoga. That way, it will not get overwhelming and I will hvae some me-time too.
Will pass on your hugs to Gudiya! Thanks again and take care! Hope you're not having more snow!!

Purnima said...

Hey , finally at this post! Wonderful taste na..but as a kid I often made faces at the mention of this simple humble breakfast..only during college years did I develop or rather acquire taste for this! Tks for ur lovely comments! ( I m a Konkani mumbaite married to Mallu mumbaite! :D)Loved all the other authentic amchi dishes u hv blogged abt too!! Belated bday wishes to ur lovely M!-only 3 months late, am I? ;)