My toddler son eats only curd rice. It is very difficult to make him eat lentils. Once a week, I make him eat Paruppu sadam (Toor Dhal curry) with much force; he eats it with an angry face. He doesn't like sambar or any curry made with lentils except for kootu, that too , he likes to have it as a side dish to curd rice. But he eats almost all vegetables except for bitter gourd. Usually I add moong dhal to cabbage stir fries. I tried it with beans and it turned to be flavorful and on top of it, my son liked it very much. :) Though he eats just 1-2 tblsp of vegetables, I am quite happy that he eats it along with lentils.
Dried Red Chillies 2-3
Moong Dhal (yellow) fistful
Grated Coconut 1 tblsp
Pearl Onions few
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Urad Dhal 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Asafoetida a pinch
Chop Beans and Onions into fine pieces.
Heat Oil in a Pan. When hot, add mustard seeds. When they start popping up, add Urad Dhal, Curry Leaves, Asafoetida, onions and red chillies. Fry till onions turn translucent.
Now add chopped beans and salt. Fry for a while and then add Moong Dhal along with water. Cook till done.
Serve with steamed rice and any spicy curry.
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