Moong Chilka (500g)

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  • Our premium moong chilka is produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilisers, ensuring a natural and pure product. 
  • Our organic moong chilka is a non-genetically modified organism. (non-GMO). 
  • Our moong chilka is produced with a commitment to environmentally friendly practices.
  • Provides a rich source of plant-based protein, essential for muscle repair, growth, and overall body function.
  • Promotes digestive health by preventing constipation, regulating bowel movements, and supporting a healthy gut microbiome.
  • Helps stabilise blood sugar levels, making it suitable for individuals with diabetes or those looking to manage their blood sugar levels.
  • Packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, folate, and B vitamins, supporting overall health and well-being.
  • Moong chilka can be used in a wide range of culinary dishes, including soups, stews, curries, salads, and even desserts, offering versatility in cooking applications.
  • Compared to other lentils, moong chilka cooks relatively quickly, making it convenient for busy households or when preparing meals in a hurry.
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Moong Chilka (500g)

Moong Chilka (500g)

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Split green moong dal, also known as moong chilka, has a rich history originating in Asia and is believed to have been cultivated for over 4,000 years. Scientifically known as Vigna radiata, moong dal belongs to the Fabaceae family, commonly referred to as the legume family. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and was introduced to other regions of the world through ancient trade routes. Our moong dal is primarily cultivated in states like Rajasthan and Gujarat. 

An interesting fact about moong chilka or split green moong dal is that it is made from whole green moong beans that have been split and dehusked, retaining the green outer covering, which adds a distinct flavour and texture to dishes. Health-wise, moong chilka or split green moong dal is highly nutritious, being rich in protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. It is a popular ingredient in Indian cuisine and is used in a variety of dishes such as dal, khichdi, soups, salads, and snacks. Additionally, moong chilka or split green moong dal is easy to digest and is often recommended in Ayurveda for its cooling properties, making it suitable for all ages and dietary preferences.

Moong Chilka Benefits:

  • Provides a rich source of plant-based protein, essential for muscle repair, growth, and overall body function.

  • Promotes digestive health by preventing constipation, regulating bowel movements, and supporting a healthy gut microbiome.

  • Helps stabilise blood sugar levels, making it suitable for individuals with diabetes or those looking to manage their blood sugar levels.

  • Packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, folate, and B vitamins, supporting overall health and well-being.

  • Contains antioxidants and phytonutrients that may lower cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation, and decrease the risk of heart disease.

  • High fibre and protein content promote satiety, helping control appetite and aid in weight loss or weight management efforts.

  • Moong chilka can be used in a wide range of culinary dishes, including soups, stews, curries, salads, and even desserts, offering versatility in cooking applications.

  • Compared to other lentils, moong chilka cooks relatively quickly, making it convenient for busy households or when preparing meals in a hurry.

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FAQ's

What is moong chilka? 

Moong chilka is a type of split mung bean with the green husk left on. It is commonly used in Indian cooking to prepare a variety of dishes, including dal, soups, and savoury snacks.

How does moong chilka differ from other types of moong dal? 

Moong chilka retains the outer green husk, which adds a slightly earthy flavour and texture to dishes compared to other varieties of moong dal. It also provides additional fibre and nutrients.

Can moong chilka be used to make dal? 

Yes, moong chilka is commonly used to make dal, a traditional Indian lentil soup. It cooks relatively quickly and has a creamy texture, making it a popular choice for dal recipes.

Can moong chilka be sprouted? 

Yes, moong chilka can be sprouted like other types of mung beans. Soak the chilka in water overnight, then drain and rinse them thoroughly. Place the soaked chilka in a damp cloth or sprouting tray and allow them to sprout for 1-2 days, rinsing them regularly until sprouts form.

How do I cook moong chilka? 

Cooking moong chilka is simple: rinse the dal thoroughly, then soak it for a few hours to reduce cooking time. Boil the soaked chilka with water and spices until soft and creamy, then season it with salt and other desired flavours.

Can moong chilka be used to make snacks? 

Yes, moong chilka can be used to make savoury snacks like pakoras, cheela, and fritters. Its creamy texture and mild flavour make it a versatile ingredient for creating delicious and healthy snacks.

Can moong chilka be used to make desserts? 

While moong chilka is more commonly used in savoury dishes, it can also be used to make desserts like moong dal halwa. Its creamy texture and mild flavour lend themselves well to sweet dishes when combined with sugar, ghee, and aromatic spices.