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Moong dal or split moong beans are a very common ingredient in Indian kitchens. Most often used in dal and khichdi, moong dal is easy to work with and acts as a great base ingredient for people who have just started to learn cooking. It is incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, ranging from spicy curries to desserts like halwa. It is usually stored best in an airtight container placed in a cool space.
Moong dal comes with a host of nutrients and health benefits. Moong dal is very easily digestible, making it a great option for older people, people with indigestion issues, and kids. Moong dal is a great source of protein and dietary fiber, which helps ease indigestion. It has low-fat content and has vitamin B, calcium, and potassium. It contains a high amount of antioxidants like phenolic acid that can help reduce the risk of cancer. It can lower cholesterol that causes heart diseases. Rich in magnesium, potassium, and fiber, moong dal helps to keep your blood pressure low. Dal that is high in protein and fiber stimulates feeling full faster, which helps you feel full on smaller quantities of food. This can really help out when you are trying to lose weight.
Here is a quick and easy moong dal salad recipe:
Soak Moong Chhilka dal overnight.
Wash in running water and separate the chhilka which comes to the surface. Repeat washing 5-6 times.
Heat oil in a pan. On a medium flame, add salt, black pepper, and turmeric. Then add the Dal and 1/2 a cup of water. Cover with a lid on low flame. Let it cook for 7-8 minutes till it becomes soft. After cooking, let cool in a bowl.
Add all the chopped veggies, lemon juice, and chili powder and mix well. Top with some chaat masala and serve fresh as a snack or a salad.
This healthy and delicious snack is a great option for a cozy evening snack or as a nutritious side dish to your meal. At Orco, all our ingredients are handpicked and processed naturally. Our high-quality products ensure that you don’t have to second guess the origin of your food. With ethical and safe practices, our organic drive aims to help the environment while also promoting a social cause of empowering women to be independent.