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Basic Moong Dal

Ingredients1 cup yellow moong dal1 teaspoon black mustard seeds1 teaspoon cumin seeds1/2 cup chopped onion, preferably red onion2 pinches asafoetida (hing)1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped (or 1/4 tsp cayenne powder)1 medium tomato, finely chopped1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder1 Tablespoon ghee2 Tablespoonss chopped cilantroSalt, to tasteInstructionsBoil 1 cup moong dal in 3 cups water in a 3 qt pot over medium heat, do not cover the pot.In a small frying pan, heat ghee, and when the ghee is hot, add mustard seeds and allow mustard seeds to crackle.Add cumin seeds, hing, jalapeno, onion and saute for 4-5 minutes over medium heat, stirring every minute.Add tomato and cook for a couple of minutes.Add this seasoning to cooked dal, add salt and mix well. Taste,...

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Saag is a pureed green, typical Punjabi dish, it can be made with spinach only, mustard only, or a mix of these greens as I have done below.   Ingredients 4 cups chopped fresh mustard leaves 1 cup frozen chopped spinach 1 cube frozen fenugreek leaves OPTIONAL 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder 2 teaspoons turmeric powder 1 Tablespoon grated ginger1 Tablespoon grated garlic2 Tablespoons corn meal 2 Tablespoons butter 1 cup red onion, finely chopped Salt to taste1 cup chopped Paneer cheese pieces, 1 inch cubes OPTIONAL   MethodIn a wide pot, boil 2 cups of water and add ginger, garlic, chopped spinach, fenugreek and mustard greens and cook partially covered for about 15 minutes, stirring every minute.Carefully puree this mixture...

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