One cup of boiled moong dal has 18 grams of muscle building protein that also helps to keep cells functioning normally and the immune system primed to fight off infection. Although lentils are high in protein, they’re not a complete protein source since they lack two essential amino acids – lysine and isoleucine. For this reason, it’s important to eat lentils with another complementary plant protein such as brown rice or a protein-rich whole grain to supply the missing amino acids needed to make a complete protein source.
Ingredients Of Moong Dal
- 1 cup moon daal (yellow lentils)
- 1 small tomato chopped
- 5 –7 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
- 3 green chilies
- Red chili flakes to taste
- All spices powder as requires
- 3 tbsp. oil
- Fresh green Coriander for garnishing
Method Of Moong Dal
- Wash lentil and soak it in water for half an hour.
- Put washed lentil in a pot and add enough water in which it will cook (3-4 cups).
- Add salt, red chili flakes, tomato, ginger garlic paste in lentils. Let it cooked on low flame, covered. Add green chilies after 10 minutes. When lentil is soft and mixed well in water then turn off heat.
- In other pan heat oil and fry garlic cloves in it, when they turn light brown add cumin seeds. Now add this mixture in lentils and garnish it with all spice powder and coriander leaves.
- Serve with brown or white rice.