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Top 10 Moong Recipes
Last Updated : Apr 27,2017
Top 10 Moong Recipes
THE VERSATILE MOONG
Known as ‘Mung’ in English, which derives from the Hindi word moong, this little green bean is a storehouse of nutrients. It is good for all age groups, and if used imaginatively in cooking, will tempt even fussy eaters. Kids will benefit from its goodness, as will senior citizens; not only is it light and easy to digest, it provides a lot of energy, and is particularly good for vegetarians. My favourite is the healthy Sprouted-and-Boiled-Moong and Sukha Moong.
Since moong contains little fat and is full of nutrients, it can be used in a range of innovative recipes for breakfast and other meals. Moong dal can be boiled with rice to make a nutritious Khichdi; it can be used whole, peeled, or split in puloas, soups, stews, and bean dishes. Moong is extremely easy to cook, and needs little soaking.
The moong dal family comprises whole moong dal, chilkewali moong dal, and yellow moong dal.
Top 10 Moong Recipes
cooking relies on common spices and traditional tempering to make mouth-watering dishes within minutes. This Gujarati favourite is a semi-dry curry of soaked and boiled moong, perked up with readily-available but flavour-packed spice powders.
An aromatic tempering of mustard and cumin seeds boosts the taste of the Sukha Moong, transforming it into delicious fare. It is so easy to make that you can make it on any day. Sukha Moong tastes best with Kadhi
, or Kadhi
. Enjoy it hot and fresh.
This old-fashioned Moong Soup is sure to bring back memories of momma’s loving care. Guaranteed to rejuvenate you on a tiring day, this soothing soup is mildly flavoured with a tempering of cumin seeds and curry leaves. Chock-full of protein, iron and fibre, this variant of the traditional recipe is made diabetic-friendly by using just a teaspoon of oil. Enjoy this easy-to-digest yet sumptuous soup hot and fresh for the best consistency.
Really satiating and super tasty, this Mixed Dal and Rice Dosa is an amazing dish to have for breakfast as it will keep you full for a long time and also give you a good dose of nutrients, especially protein.
The batter for this dosa is made by combining rice and whole wheat with four different types of dal. This gives the dosa a fabulous texture and a homely, traditional flavour too.
With a dash of spices, this dosa tastes good just by itself, but add a cup of sambhar or chutney to the meal to make it tastier.
You can also try other healthy dosas like Whole Wheat Dosa with Mixed Vegetables
and Instant Whole Wheat Vegetable Dosa
When you are in Andhra Pradesh, you must try their famous whole green moong dosas, known as Pesarattu. On the other hand, you can try it right away in your own kitchen!
These delicious green gram dosas include a little bit of rice for crispness, as well as green chillies and ginger for an elegant flavour.
They are usually filled with sautéed onions, but some people like to use raw onions and coriander, instead. Yet others like to serve it as Special Pesarattu, stuffed with delicious rava upma!
Get the base recipe right, and the rest is left to your imagination.
The use of whole green gram or moong is very common in day-to-day Gujarati fare. Khatta moong is a lovely recipe that features cooked moong simmered with curds and spices. The use of curds bestows a unique, sumptuous feel to this recipe. Garlic-lovers can even add a little garlic paste to add a whole new dimension to this item.
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, iron and protein, making the Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi a complete meal in its own right.
Using moong dal in a soup makes for an innovative Indian
recipe! Soft, pressure-cooked moong dal actually lends itself as a grainy and creamy base.
Flavoured with a tadka of cumin seeds, mustard and pepper in ghee, the soup is not ready to serve until you add small paneer cubes to enhance the texture. Squeeze in fresh lemon juice for a surprise tang, and ladle it out into soup bowls, piping hot!
To make a wholesome and satisfying meal serve along with Chick Pea Salad
and Mini Chilli Cheese Naan
Mixed kathol features a wonderful combo of pulses cooked and presented the gujarati way. Kathol is part of the ‘jaman’ served during the festive seasons, but it is also made regularly in gujarati households throughout the year.
Sprouting is a wonderful way to enhance the nutritional benefits of beans like moong, and it also adds to the flavour with a mild sweetness and pleasurable crunch. Here we show you how to make perfect Sprouted and Boiled Moong. This is not only a convenient way but also a healthy method, because we cook it in just the required amount of water, to avoid nutrient loss. You can add the sprouted moong to a salad, or toss it with some salt and chilli powder to enjoy it as a snack. You can also cook it further and use it to make healthy recipes like subzis and parathas.
This recipe combines the best of south Indian snacks like pesarattu and dosa with the goodness of whole moong, resulting in a wholesome and filling snack option. The use of whole moong offers culinary and nutritious benefits. While its rich fibre content helps lower cholesterol levels, it also gives the dosa a mild and enjoyable crunch. The stuffing of onions, coriander and green chillies also adds to the appeal of the Whole Moong Dosa, both in terms of flavour and texture.
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