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Moong Dal

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Energy (kcal)- 195

Protein (g) - 8

Carbohydrate (g)- 27

Fat (g) - 6

Khyati's Health-O-Meter Says:

Moong dal also known as mung beans is the best if you are trying to eat healthily or lose weight. Moong dal can be a good high protein, a low fat alternative to meat dishes. Packed with protein and also fiber, moong dal can be eaten with hot roti, providing satiety, improving digestive health and lowering cholesterol.


  • Moong dal - 2 tbsp
  • Onions, finely chopped - 1 small
  • Tomato, chopped - 1 small
  • Ginger, finely chopped or grated - 1/2 inch
  • Red chili powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves- 2 or 3
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Salt - to taste
For tempering:
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Garlic, crushed lightly - 2 cloves
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Green chili - 1
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Oil - 1 Tsp

Step 1 Take all the ingredients listed under the main ingredients except salt in a pressure cooker. Stir well and pressure cook till the dal is cooked and soft. Once the pressure settles down, remove the lid and stir the dal. If the dal looks thick, then add some water and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add salt and keep aside. In a small pan, heat oil and first fry the cumin seeds, then add the garlic and green chili and fry for some seconds, but don't brown the garlic. Switch off the flame and now add the garam masala powder, red chili powder, and asafoetida. Step 2 Stir and immediately pour the tempering mixture in the dal. stir the moong dal, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot moong dal with steamed brown rice or chapatis.


10 FEB 2018
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