Brown/red rice ½cup
Moong dal (yellow lentil) ½cup
Radish leaves ½cup
Fresh groundnuts ½cup
Extra virgin olive oil 3tbsp
Soya sauce 2tbsp
Black pepper powder ½tbsp
Salt to taste
Soak the moong dal for two hours. Soak the rice for about 30 minutes. After the time specified, put the rice in a microwave-safe bowl. Pour a cup of water in it and microwave on high for 15 minutes. If the rice is not done, you can microwave for five more minutes. Similarly, put the soaked moong dal in a microwaveable bowl. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and microwave it for about two minutes until it becomes crunchy.
In a separate microwave dish, boil the fresh groundnuts in some salted water. Cool, peel and keep them aside. Prepare the dressing by mixing soya sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Chop the radish leaves and keep some aside for garnishing.
For plating, spread some whole radish leaves on a plate. Start layering the salad by first spreading the brown rice, followed by moong dal, and then the radish leaves and boiled groundnuts. Now, drizzle the dressing all over it. Instead of layering, you may choose to mix all the ingredients together and place it on the radish leaves. Moong dal and moongfali salad is ready to be served!
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