Moong and Lobiya /Black eyed beans

 Moong sabut        Black eyed beans

Hi friends! Enjoy this high protein Moong sabut / Whole green gram/Mung beans, cooked with Lobiya / Black eyed beans .

Cook time: 25 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 1/2 cup moong sabut /whole green gram
  • 1/2 cup Lobiya / Black eyed beans
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp hing/ asafetida
  • 2/3 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp powdered coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp of fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp pure ghee
  • 500 ml water

 For seasoning

  • 2 Medium size onions finely chopped
  • 2 Medium size tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala


Step 1.

Wash the black-eyed beans and Moong sabut and keep aside.

Step 2.

In a pressure cooker, put two table spoon oil in it, and heat, when heated put hing/ asafetida and wait till it turns light pink in colour. Add cumin seed/ geera, when it starts spluttering , put coriander powder, fry it for a few seconds. Add black-eyed beans and Moong sabut along with water, salt, ginger and turmeric, chili powder.

Step 3.

Pressure cook for twenty-five minutes, on reduced heat and switch off the heat. Wait for it to cool.

Step 4.

Heat the ghee in a pan, add the cinnamon stick and fry for few seconds, add the onions. Fry till the onion turns golden add , add the fenugreek seeds fry for few more seconds, add the tomato paste. Cool and grind this masala to a paste. Put paste in the pressure cooked black-eyed beans and Moong sabut mix, bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 10 minutes. The consistency of the dal can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing water.

Step 5.

Add the, garam masala ,lime juice and mix well.

Step 6.

Serve hot garnished with the coriander leaves with chapattis, paranthas and all rice preparations.

Possible Health Benefits of Black-eyed peas/ Cow peas / lobiya:

Black-eyed peas have so many health benefits here are a few of them:

  • Aids the digestive system and the colon: Due to its high fiber content it helps with elimination and keeps cancer at bay. Fiber is a nutrient that helps regulate your digestive system, and increasing your intake could help alleviate constipation and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Fiber also helps keep your cholesterol levels healthy by preventing cholesterol from being absorbed into your bloodstream, which reduces your risk of developing heart disease. Additionally, high-fiber foods keep you feeling full, since they are digested slowly — which is important for weight control.
  • Good for the heart: It contains fiber, flavonoids no cholesterol and therefore is advantageous for the heart.
  • Good for the stomach: It helps with problems associated with the stomach, pancreas as well as spleen.
  • Helps in weight loss: Low in fat and calories makes them a nutritious accessory for a weight-loss diet plan. A diet which is lower in fat and calories can help you slim down, avoids putting on weight and safeguards you from numerous health problems, which includes cardiovascular disease, diabetes and also depressive disorders.
  • Helps with the bladder: It has been confirmed to be useful in reducing blockages or even discomfort related to urination problems.
  • Lowers cholesterol level: Cowpeas are well known because of their capability to reduce the plasma cholesterol within your body. This really is aided by them being recognized like an excellent method of obtaining proteins as well as dietary fibers, and it has a comparatively lower glycemic index.
  • Rich in anti-oxidants: The anti-oxidation property restricts the growth of the cancerous cells within the body.


Health Benefits of Mung Beans:

1. Can Help Lower High Cholesterol Levels and Protect Against Heart Disease

Mung beans have the ability to regulate cholesterol levels because their antioxidants act like potent free-radical scavengers, reversing damage done to blood vessels and lowering inflammation. Mung beans are a great addition to any anti-inflammatory diet thanks to their ability to keep arteries clear and to improve circulation.

2. Helps Lower High Blood Pressure

Mung beans nutrition include the ability to fight another significant cardiovascular disease risk factor: high blood pressure.

3. Contains Antioxidants That Fight Cancer Development

High levels of amino acids — oligosaccharides and polyphenols — in mung beans are thought to be the main contributors to their antioxidant power that can fight cancer development.

4. Can Help Prevent or Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Strong evidence exists that mung beans nutrition has a significant anti-diabetic effect and can naturally help prevent or treat cases of type 2 diabetes.

5. Provide a High Source of Protein

Mung beans nutrition includes a very impressive amount of protein for a plant, with about 20–24 percent of their chemical structure being amino acids (protein). Mung beans nutrition is also rich in other essential amino acids, including leucine, isoleucine and valine, which can be combined with other plant sources (like whole grains or some vegetables) to make a “complete protein.” Their highly absorbable protein content makes them a smart choice for vegans or vegetarians, especially considering how many other nutrients they add to someone’s diet.

6. Boosts Immunity and Protects Against Infections and Viruses

Mung beans nutrition contains a range of phytonutrients that are considered anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory, helping them to increase immunity and fight harmful bacteria, viruses, colds, rashes, irritations and more. Mung beans promote a healthy balance of bacteria within the digestive tract, which helps with nutrient absorption and immune defense.


Nick’s kitchen medical Disclaimer:

  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
  • Nick’s kitchen does not claim to be health care professional, nutritionist, nor does it claims to treat any illness through vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • If you have a medical condition,Nick’s kitchen recommend that you consult your health care professionals before changing your diet.
  • Any changes that you make to your diet, and the results of those changes, are your decision and your responsibility.

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