Mung Beans / Whole green gram, cooked with chana dal / gram dal
Hi friends! Nutritious, tasty combination and very commonly used in the Indian cuisine.
Cook time: 25 minutes
- 1/2 cup moong sabut /whole green gram
- 1/2 cup Chana dal / Bengal gram dal
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/4 tsp hing/ asafetida
- 2/3 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 tsp powdered coriander seeds
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp finely chopped ginger
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp pure ghee
- 500 ml water
- 2 Medium size onions finely chopped
- 2 tsp fresh garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
Pick, clean and wash the dals very well, keep aside.
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 dals , water, salt, ginger and turmeric, chili powder.
After the pressure is formed, reduce the heat and let it cook for twenty-five minutes. Switch off the heat. Keep to cool.
Heat the ghee in a pan, and add the onions. Fry till the onion turns golden add garam masala. Put the seasoning in the dal, bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 10 minutes. The consistency of the dal can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing water.
Add the, lime juice and mix well. Serve hot garnished with the coriander leaves.
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.
Health benefits of mixed lentils / dals:
Moong Dal Moong dal is a dieter friendly dal. This type of dal has minimal calorie and is a rich source of iron and potassium.
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