Yogic Diet: Mung Daal Pancakes

    Split green gram, also called mung daal or moong dal in India, is a fantastic vegetarian source of protein. At 100 calories per half cup, it is low-calorie, high in fiber, and full of B vitamins.

    You could boil and have mung daal as is, or prepare this simple Sattvic recipe to enjoy the lentil.


    • 1 cup mung daal (split green gram)
    • 1 cup buttermilk (1 part yogurt and 2 parts water, blended until smooth)
    • 1 cup doodhi, grated (bottle gourd)
    • Cilantro leaves
    • ¼tsp turmeric powder
    • ½tsp lemon juice
    • ¼tsp hing (asafoetida)
    • 1tsp vegetable oil
    • Salt to taste


    1. Soak the mung daal in some water for 5 hours. Grind it in a blender until smooth.
    2. Add the buttermilk, doodhi, turmeric, lemon, hing, salt, cilantro leaves, and mix well with a spoon.
    3. If the mixture is too thick, add some more buttermilk.
    4. Set aside for 1 hour.
    5. Grease a pan and spread 1tsp of the mixture in the middle of the pan, as you’d make a pancake.
    6. Cook both sides of the pancake until lightly browned.
    7. Serve hot with green chutney (a spicy mix of cilantro and green chillies).

    Recipe Courtesy: The Yoga Institute
    Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

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