Moong Dal

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  • Our premium moong dal is produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilisers, ensuring a natural and pure product. 
  • Our organic moong dal is a non-genetically modified organism. (non-GMO). 
  • Our moong dal 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 dal can be used in a wide range of culinary dishes, including dal, khichdi, soups, salads, and sweets, offering versatility in cooking applications.
  • Moong dal cooks relatively quickly compared to other lentils, making it convenient for preparing meals in a short amount of time.
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Moong dal, also known as mung bean or green gram, has its origins in Asia and has been cultivated for thousands of years. Scientifically known as Vigna radiata, moong dal belongs to the Fabaceae family, commonly referred to as the legume family. It is believed to have been introduced to India around 1500 BC, likely through trade routes from Southeast Asia. Our moong dal is primarily sourced from regions like Rajasthan and Gujarat, where favourable climate conditions support its cultivation. 

An interesting fact about moong dal is its versatility; while it is commonly used in Indian cuisine, it is also a staple ingredient in various Asian cuisines, including Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese. Health-wise, moong dal is highly nutritious, being rich in protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. It is known to aid in digestion, promote weight loss, and regulate blood sugar levels. Culinary-wise, moong dal is used to make a variety of dishes such as dal, khichdi, soups, salads, and sweets, offering a wholesome and flavorful addition to meals.

Moong Dal 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 dal can be used in a wide range of culinary dishes, including dal, khichdi, soups, salads, and sweets, offering versatility in cooking applications.

  • Moong dal cooks relatively quickly compared to other lentils, making it convenient for preparing meals in a short amount of time.

Moong Dal

500g, 1Kg

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FAQ's

How is moong dal used in Indian cooking? 

Moong dal is incredibly versatile and used in a variety of dishes, from dals and soups to desserts like moong dal halwa. It's also commonly used to make savoury pancakes known as cheela.

Is moong dal easy to digest? 

Yes, moong dal is one of the easiest dals to digest, making it a preferred choice for people with digestive issues. Its lightness and high fibre content aid in digestion and prevent bloating.

What is the difference between whole moong and moong dal? 

Whole moong is the entire green bean, while moong dal is the bean split in half and husked. The dal cooks faster and is softer, making it ideal for quick meals and soups.

How long does it take to cook moong dal? 

Moong dal cooks relatively quickly compared to other legumes. On the stovetop, it usually takes about 25-30 minutes. If soaked in advance, the cooking time can be reduced significantly.

Can moong dal be eaten raw? 

It's not recommended to eat moong dal raw due to potential antinutrients and digestibility issues. However, sprouted moong dal can be eaten raw and is quite nutritious and easy to digest.

Is moong dal suitable for babies? 

Yes, moong dal is highly recommended for babies due to its high nutrient content and easy digestibility. It can be introduced as a smooth puree or soup as one of the first solid foods.

Can moong dal be used in desserts? 

Definitely! Moong dal is commonly used to make traditional Indian desserts such as moong dal halwa and payasam. Its natural sweetness and creamy texture make it perfect for sweets.

How can I make a simple moong dal recipe? 

A simple and popular way to prepare moong dal is to cook it with turmeric, salt, and a tempering of mustard seeds, cumin, garlic, and green chilies in ghee or oil. Serve hot with rice or chapatis for a nutritious meal.