Sabut Moong Ki Dal (whole Green Gram Curry)

Sabut Moong or Whole Green Gram is abundantly grown in the state of Rajasthan and people here are very fond of Sabut Moong ki Dal. In some regional festivals here, sabut moong also holds a sacred importance.
Usually, at home, I make sure that we have a dal preparation once everyday. But no one likes to eat the same kind of dal everyday. So, in order to ensure the inclusion of wholesome protein in everyday platter, I try to make use of different dals and pulses. Sabut Moong Ki Dal is an easy recipe and goes great with rotis, parathas, rice, etc.

photo of sabut moong ki dal (whole green gram curry)
photo of sabut moong ki dal (whole green gram curry)
Ingredients: 
Whole Green Gram - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 1 small (finely chopped)
Onion - 1 small (finely chopped)
Garlic - 2 cloves (finely chopped)
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 3/4 tsp
Roasted Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Water - 1 cup
Fresh coriander leaves for garnish
Directions: 
Soak the whole green gram for 1 hr and boil in a cooker for around 6 to 7 whistles.
Heat oil in a deep pan and add chopped garlic.
Saute till garlic turns golden brown and then add chopped onion.
Saute the onions till they become transparent.
Then add the chopped tomatoes and allow it to cook till oil separates.
Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder, roasted cumin powder and red chili powder.
Slightly mash the boiled green gram and add to the pan.
Mix well and add 1 cup of water.
Add salt as per taste and cover with lid. Let it simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.