Moong Dal Bhajia in Tomato Gravy

Ingredients for the moong dal bhajias

  • 250 gm soaked whole moong dal overnight – grind to paste
  • 2 tsp green chili
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander seeds, coarsely ground
  • Pinch of garam masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves

Ingredients for tomato gravy

  • 400 gm tomato puree
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 -2 tsp red chili powder
  • salt to taste

Note: the above masala ingredients can be adjusted as per personal taste

Method for moong dal bhajia

Take moong dal paste in a bowl. Put coarsely ground coriander seeds, chopped coriander leaves, pinch of garam masala, green chillies. Mix and make bhajia.
Steam the bhajias and then bake in the oven at 180 C for 5 -10 minutes.

Method for tomato gravy
Steam the tomatoes and grind to paste. Take a pan, put in the tomato paste, put in all the masala mentioned above and let it took for 5 minutes on medium flame.
Add in little water to reach your required consistency and let it cook for a while. Allow to simmer on low heat. After 5 – 10 minutes add the bhajias and cook for a another 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander and serve with steamed red rice.

Serves 4