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mung beans

Here's recipe for mung beans.  This is real comfort food.  The ingredient
list is long, but it's actually very easy to prepare.

1 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 onion, minced
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
1-2 green chilies, minced
1 tsp ground coriander seeds
1 tsp turmeric
1 cup mung dal
1 carrot, cut in chunks
2-3 red potatoes, cut in chunks
4 or more cups of water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch spinach, chopped
juice of one lime
salt, black pepper, and crushed red chilies to taste

Spray, or lightly oil a cast iron pot, wiping off the excess.  Put first
three spices in pot and wait for mustard seeds to start popping.  Add
onion, ginger and chilies, then stir fry for a few minutes, then add
coriander and turmeric.  Add mung beans and carrots and potatoes and water,
bring to a boil, and then simmer until beans are cooked (about 30-40
minutes).  Add garlic and spinach, cook covered for a few minutes and then
add lime juice, salt, pepper, and crushed chilies.  Serve over rice with
chapathis or pita on the side.