Fresh Mangodi ki Sabzi

Mangodi is made from moong ki daal. Usually dhuli moong ki yellow daal is used, but I prefer moong chilka dal as it has more fibers. I like this vegetable as it's healthy and tasty. Being made from lentils, its full of proteins and since its not made as routine lentils.

1. Soak moong chilka dal in water for 3-4 hours.

2. Grind the soaked dal to a thick paste with almost no water. the batter thus prepared should be as thick as pakora batter.

3. Heat oil for frying and drop the batter to fry as small pakodis. Soak the pakodis in water.

4. Grind onion, garlic and ginger.

5. Heat oil for masala. Add jeera (cumin) seeds.

6. When jeera seeds splutter, add hing (asafoetida). Now add the onion, garlic ginger paste.

7. When the paste turns light brown, add haldi, salt and tomato paste.

8. Cook on medium heat for some time till oil separates.

9.  Add water and pakoras in the ready masala. Let water boil for  some time till the gravy is of the desired consistency .

10. Add garam masala. 

11.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with paranthas, roti or rice.