with garlic and fresh dill
From Savi: The combination of beans/dal/legumes and greens and vegetables are a part of our everyday meal. Sometimes I scoop them over rice, serve in soup bowl with some bread. It takes less 30 minutes to make with prep and clean up and it’s satisfying and comfortable. My kids used to complain as I make them very frequently but now they are growing and it satisfies their bellies after sport practice which is a win! To see a video of this recipe, go to this link:
1 C. whole mung beans
2 - 3 C. chopped spinach
1/2 C. chopped fresh dill leaves
1 medium diced red onion
2 diced tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic
2 Thai green chili or 1 Serrano pepper
1 tsp. cumin seeds
2" fresh turmeric grated or 1 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tsp. cooking oil DIRECTIONS
Cooking beans: wash and rinse your beans a couple of times and reason the water out. Place washed beans either in instant pot, pressure cooker or a soup pot. Add 3 cups of water. Do not add salt
For instantpot: press pressure cook for 8 minutes
Soup pot: bring the water to boil,close the lid,turn the heat to medium and cook the beans for 20 minutes or until soft and falling apart.
Pressure cooker: pressure cook for 10 minutes on medium high flame.
In a mortar and pestle, crush garlic, green chilies and cumin to a coarse paste or finely mince garlic, chilies. In another sauté pan, keep the heat to medium and add oil. Once the oil heat up add the garlic and chilly paste and sauté for a minute, add chopped onions and sauté them for 2 minutes or until they soften, add tumeric and diced tomatoes. Let these aromatic cook for about 3 to 4 minutes and tomatoes become like a paste.
After the pressure cooker cools off a little and beans are cooked to tender, add chopped greens and transfer the contents of sauté pan. Add a teaspoon of salt/or to taste and bring the pot/instanatpot to cooking mode again. After about 3 to 4 minutes, the greens will be wilted and aromatics nicely mixed with the beans. Adjust the salt.
To serve: scoop it in a bowl as soup , squeeze a dash of lime and drizzle of ghee.