8 Uses of Yellow Moong Dal
1. First and foremost, yellow moong is used to make dals, like
any other pulse. Whether it is pressure cooked or heated normally over the
flame, whether spicy or mild, all and any type of dals can be made with yellow
moong, one of the most famous being Dal fry.
2. Yellow Moong is not known for holding its shape and because of that it can easily be used for soups as well. Even though that is unheard of, yellow moong dal makes for great soups like Moong Dal and Spinach soup.
3. Moong dal is also used to make pureed preparations or mashes like Khichdi and Gujarati snack like Moong Dal Khichu. All these recipes are mixed with rice and flour and transformed into gorgeous dishes.
4. Dosas and idlis are also fabulously made with yellow moong dal. One very unusual dosa recipe is Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dhokla, which is flavored beautifully with yellow moong.
5. Moong dal can be used as stuffing for parathas, whether stand alone or with different vegetables like cabbage.
6. The most famous way to use this dal is to make sweets like halwa and sheera, mixed with jaggery and sugar, which is eaten during lots of festivals and occasions.
7. Kachoris and Vadas are made with yellow moong dal as well. It makes a delicious filling and gives a great texture.
8. Other types of snacks that can be made with yellow moong dal are dhokla and pakodas.
Health Benefits Yellow Moong Dal
• Yellow gram like other lentils and
pulses is a good source of protein and dietary fiber.
• It is low in fat and rich in B complex vitamins, calcium and potassium.
• It is free from heaviness and flatulence, which are associated with other pulses.
• Cooked yellow gram is an easily digestible food for invalid and sick persons.
• Its regular use during childhood, pregnancy and lactation helps one to get the required nutrition and promote health.
• Porridge or khichdi made from it is the best diet after recovery from acute illness.
Nutrition Facts of Yellow Moong Dal