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Moong dal, tiny and shiny

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Moong dal, tiny and shiny

JiyoHappy | Apr 4, 2010 10:26 PM

I am ISO some real tasty moong dal. I am looking for the smooth shiny very small grain skinless dal.
I have looked for it in every store in ElCamino Real, Univ Av in Berkeley, Santos warehouse and most chinese/vietnamese grocery stores in San Jose. I've even searched online and called some stores in the east coast.
All I have found is thick dull leathery looking coarse grains coated with metanil-yellow dye , which taste nothing like what I have actually used for the last 2 years
( brought a big pack from India ;-) )
The dal I am looking for cooks in less than 5 min in a pressure cooker and never ever lumps up, even if overcooked.
This is my fav dal , cooked with just some salt and turmeric and topped with ghee. And the taste is super divine.
Is there any store which has a pound or two or five of this dal ? I know no Indian restaurant cooks with this variety of moong dal, they all use the cheap big-grain variety .

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