Whole Mung Two Ways

We’re collaborating with Sangeeta Khanna, a cuisine and nutrition consultant of Health Food Desi Videshi to create a series of recipes for Conscious Cookbook. This month, she created a sweet and savoury recipe using our Green Gram or Whole Mung. 

Whole mung is full of proteins, good quality fats and fiber that is great for gut health. Mung dal has been revered greatly in Ayurveda and it is recommended for everyone from children, young adults and even in old age. This duo of recipes made with Whole Mung comes together in just about 15 minutes.

Savoury Sundal

Ingredients

  • Whole Mung (200gm)
  • Ghee/ Coconut Oil (1 tbsp)
  • Hing (1/4 tsp)
  • Mustard Seeds (1/4 tsp)
  • Cumin Seeds (1/4 tsp)
  • Chopped Ginger (2 tsp)
  • Curry Leaves (2 springs)
  • Grated Coconut (1/2 cup)

Method

  1. Boil soaked mung in a pressure cooker for one whistle with a pinch of salt (remember, add 1/2 a cup of water per cup of soaked mung)
  2. Prepare the tadka using ghee, hing, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped ginger and curry leaves. 
  3. Mix the tadka to the boiled mung
  4. Garnish with grated coconut and enjoy

Sweet Payasam  

Ingredients

  • Whole Mung (200gm)
  • Palm jaggery (50gm)
  • Coconut Oil (1 tbsp)/ Coconut Milk (1/2 cup)
  • Ginger Powder (1/4 tsp)
  • Grated Coconut (1/2 cup)
  • Nutmeg – optional (a pinch)

Method

  1. Boil soaked mung in a pressure cooker for one whistle with a pinch of salt (remember, add 1/2 a cup of water per cup of soaked mung)
  2. Grate some palm jaggery and add a pinch of ginger powder, then mix both with the soaked mung 
  3. Add in a drizzle of coconut milk or coconut oil (and some nutmeg, if you wish)
  4. And finally, sprinkle some grated coconut to garnish and enjoy!

 

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