Green Gram


Tamil: payatham paruppu
Telugu: pesara pappu
Hindi: moong dal

Whole yellow lentils are split to obtain moong dal. They are extremely easy to cook, need little soaking and are easy to digest. The whole moong beans and split ones are quite different and seldom interchangeable. Moong dal is popularly cooked with generous amount of clarified butter or ghee, sugar, nuts and spices to make the delicious sweet “Moong Dal Halwa”. It is also used in making batters for pancakes and fritters. Spiced rice and moong dal is one of the most complete and quick meal.

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