Moong Dal Rasam - Pesarakattu
Moong dal / pesarapappu : 1 small glass
Green chillies : 2
Ginger : 1 inch piece
Garlic cloves : 4
Curry leaves : 10
Urad da : 1/4tsp
Oil : 1tbsp
Lemon : 1/2 a big lemon
Turmeric : 1/4 tspn
Coriander leaves : 5 strings
Water : 250ml / 1 tumbler
Salt - to taste
1.Wash moongdal and pour water and soak it for 10mins and boil it in cooker for 4 whistles.
2.Peel the skin of ginger and garlic. grind ginger or if u can eat pieces then chop ginger into small pieces. chop garlic cloves into small pieces.slit green chillies lengthwise into two.
3.Heat a pan add oil, urad dal, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, greenchillies, curry leaves.
4.Now add 1/2 tumbler water and then add boiled moongdal. now add remaining 1/2 tumbler water.
5.Add 1tsp salt, turmeric, coriander leaves. boil it for 10-15 mins.
6.Switch off the stove and after 5mins add 1/2 piece of squeezed lemon juice. ( dont add lemon juice while it is on stove it gives bitter taste).
7.Tasty pesarakattu is ready to serve with rice.