Green gram lentil dal, or mung dal as it’s called in Hindi, is a fabulous low-calorie source of protein and fiber. It is frequently used as part of a yogic diet and is cooked quite simply, without the addition of too many masalas.
Mung Dal is used in both sweet and savory recipes. As a savory meal, it’s often served as a sort of soup or lentil stew poured over rice. The dish is flavored with spices such as ginger, cumin, and chili peppers.
As a dessert, mung dal is popularly used to make a light and delicious milk pudding. The pudding is naturally sweetened with jaggery and is topped with a few raisins and chopped nuts for a finishing touch.
You can serve the mung dal pudding warm or cold, depending on the time of year or your preference.
Cook time: 10 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 1/2 cup mung dal (100 grams)
- 3/4 cup jaggery (about 100 grams)
- 2 cups milk
- Few raisins and nuts chopped
- Roast mung dal for a minute or so in a saucepan.
- Add milk and boil until the dal is cooked. Let it cool.
- Add jaggery and mix well.
- Garnish with nuts and raisins. Serve warm or cold.
Note: If jaggery is added to the hot milk, the milk can curdle, so let it cool first.
Updated by Beeta Hashempour on 6/26/2018