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.