It is a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family. People prefer it to
gain energy and remain fit. One bowl of moong dal contains less than 100 calories.
Still, it contains proteins, carbohydrates, antioxidants, vitamin B, vitamin K,
phosphorous, calcium, thiamine, etc. People looking to gain calories should eat
moong dal with rice and people looking to curb calories should eat this dal with
Split peas are also mineral rich. A serving contains:
14 % of your iron 18 % of your magnesium
19 % of your phosphorus 20 % of your potassium
13 % of your zinc 39% of your manganese
It is used to make many dishes like halwa, plain dal, tadka dal, khichdi, papad, badi
etc. Yellow moong dal is the easiest to cook. One simply needs to boil it for 15
minutes and then sauté it with oil, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, green chilli,
tomato, onion, ginger, etc. Each of these ingredients (if moderately put) is used as
medicine for normal human beings. It's always better to use Indian spices with this
dal as it provides a boost to our taste as well as our immune system.