Mung Dal Pudding Recipe | A Light and Healthy Dessert

    mung dal pudding in a bowl with nuts and raisins on top

    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
    Idle time:



    1. Roast mung dal for a minute or so in a saucepan.
    2. Add milk and boil until the dal is cooked. Let it cool.
    3. Add jaggery and mix well.
    4. Garnish with nuts and raisins. Serve warm or cold.

    Additional information

    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