Moong Dal Chilka / Green Gram Split (with skin) 1Kg

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Moong dal is the Hindi name for green gram. it is a small round olive green bean that is off white colour from inside. This bean has a soft flavour and texture. It is very easily digestible food. 


 

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Moong Dal Chilka / Green Gram Split (with skin) 1Kg

 

Definition

Moong dal is the Hindi name for green gram. it is a small round olive green bean that is off white colour from inside. This bean has a soft flavour and texture. It is very easily digestible food. This gram is available in many types. There is whole gram, split gram, de-husked gram and ground gram. Split moong daal beans or green gram chilli is the one which is split apart but its skin is not removed. The splitting of this gram is done in mills. The gram’s colour does not change as they are not skinned.

Green moong dal is a traditional ingredient of Indian cuisines. They are often included in curries. Since this is a legume, it is rich in protein and Fibre. And it is low in fat. This daal is cooked in assertive flavours. Green gram is soaked in water for 1 hour before using it for any kind of preparation. This soaking makes it soft and easy to cook.

 

Different names

  • Split green gram with skin
  • Moong Dal Chilka
  • Green gram split
  • Unpolished Desi moong dal
  • Pesara pappu
  • Payaru
  • Hesaru bele
  • Mooga Dalee
  • Cheru Payaru

 

Place of Origin

India

 

Types of Product

Dal (Pulses)

 

Uses of Product

  • Green Gram chilka is cooked in a similar way as other daals are cooked.
  • It can be cooked in pressure-cooker then tempered with cumin and ghee which is like a soup
  • Dishes like Mung dal spicy curries, Mung dal khichri, Mung dal Tarka, Vada, dosa, and rasam can be prepared with this dal
  • Split lentils are often cooked like soups as they do not hold their shapes.
  • In Tamil nadu this green daal is cooked with jaggery and milk flavoured with cardamom to make a sweet dish known as payasam.
  • Vegetable fritters can be made with this daal by grinding it into powder.
  • It can also be soaked in water overnight and made into the batter for vada, dosa and many more dishes.

 

Benefits

  • Green Grams are pulses so it is a good source of protein and Fibre.
  • It is low in fat
  • It is rich in B-Complex Vitamins like calcium and potassium.
  • Unlike other pulses, it is free from heaviness and tendency of flatulence.
  • It is easily digestible food for sick and convalescent people.
  • It is a good food for people recovering from illness and even children.
  • It is very beneficial to be taken during pregnancy, lactation and child growth as it has many nutritional benefits.
  • When taken in large quantities, it is a laxative.

 

High Preference

Moong Dal Chilka is highly preferred during lunch in the form of daal. It can also be taken in breakfast and dinner in the form of Dosa and vada.

 

Nutritional Value

Serving 1 (100g)

Calories 194

Total Fat 2g

•           Saturated 0g

•           Trans 0g

•           Polyunsaturated 2g

•           Monounsaturated 1g

Cholesterol 13mg

Sodium 612mg

Potassium 0mg

Total carbs 35g

•           Dietary Fibre 2g

•           Sugars 0g

Protein 11g

Vitamin A 0%

Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 0%

Iron 0%


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