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Lahasuni Moong Dal With Palak …

Lahasooni Moong Dal With Palak / Garlicky Moong Spinach Lentil

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This humble looking priceless recipe from North Indian is one of my favorite comfort food specially during winter months …

Just a handful of common ingredients and This healthy and flavorful dal can be cooked in mins using a pressure cooker and then tempering it with fragrant whole spices …. The best part is that this dal is rich in protein and iron and can be eaten with both roti/parathas and rice.
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Serves 3-4
Cooks in under 30 mins
Recipe By My Mom

Ingredients
1 cup split yellow moong dal
3 cups chopped palak/spinach
1 tsp chopped ginger
3-4 green chillis, slit lengthwise
4 cups water
1 tsp turmeric pwd
1 tsp red chilli pwd
salt as per taste

For Tadka / tempering / seasoning

1 tbs ghee or cooking oil
1 tsp jeera / cumin seeds
4-5 cloves garlic roughly chopped optional
2 black cardamom
1 star anise
1 bay leaf
2 inch cinnamon stick
2-3 dry red chillies
1/2 tsp black peppercorn
6-8 cloves

Method

1. Boil the dal along with salt , turmeric powder . Red chili powder , chopped palak / spinach , green chilis and chopped ginger with 4 cups of water in a big enough pan with a lid .
if using a pressure cooker then give 1 whistle as Moong dal cooks very quickly .
Tempering
2. Heat ghee in a small pan and add cumin seeds and once they
splutter, add garlic and stir till garlic is light brown in color .
3. Now add all the whole spices and let them splutter ..
4. Add the tempering to cooked dal and mix well .
5. Cook the dal with tempering on medium flame till you get the consistency of your choice.
6. Serve with chapatis and white rice along with a salad on the side .

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Delhi’s Famous Ram Ladoo….in APPE / abelskiever pan….

The proud DFT team brings the indulging dishes made in Appe/Paniyaram/Abelskiever Pan!

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I belong to Delhi which is especially famous for its street food and especially Chaat .. & Ram ladoo are one of them..

Ram ladoo is a popular Delhi street food prepared from yellow lentil and Bengal gram and served with special green chutney and grated radish..
These Ladoos are golden , light ,fluffy, crunchy and soft from inside. are served with grated radish and spicy mint and coriander chutney .

This recipe is part of recipes with a cause for Diabetes Friendly Thursday.

Ingredients for Ram ladoo :

1 cup yellow moong lentil (dhuli moong dal)
1/4cup Bengal gram (chana dal)
1/2tsp red chili powder
1 green chili (chopped)
Salt to taste
1″ Ginger grated
1 tblsp chopped green coriander
Oil for Appe pan

For garnish
1 coursely grated radish
1 lemon
Some Rock salt (Kala namak)

Ingredients for green chutney :
1cup coriander leaves
1/2 cup gms mint leaves
1 tsp mango powder OR 1/4 raw green mango
Salt as per taste
2 garlic pod (optional)
2 green chilies or as per taste
1 inch ginger piece

Method:

Take all the ingredients of the chutney in a mixer and grind them into a fine paste of dripping consistency.
Take it out in a bow

Method for making laddu

Wash the dals and soak them separately for 3-4 hours.

Remove the water completely and grind them to make a course paste.

Mix both the lentils in a mixing bowl and beat them together till the mixture gets fluffy and light ( I used hand beater for 5 mins )
Ensure that the mixture turn from yellow to white in color…

Now add salt,red chili powder, green coriander, ginger and chopped green chilies to the dal & mix lightly

Heat the appe pan on a medium flame and grease a with a tsp of oil.
Pour 1 tbsp of the batter into each mould, cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame till the outer surface becomes golden brown and then turn each appe upside down using a skewer or fork so as to cook on the other side.
Repeat to prepare more appes.

TO SERVE
Place Ram Ladoos in a plate and top with some grated radish and then pour the green chutney on top. Squeeze some lemon juice and serve.

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Now Lets look at some benefits of the Ingredients Used for this recipe.

YELLOW MUNG LENTIL ..
Moong daal is particularly high in dietary fiber, providing almost 15.5 grams of fiber per 1-cup serving. This provides between 40.5 and 71percent of the dietary reference intake for fiber per day for adult men and women. Dietary fiber can help reduce blood cholesterol levels as well as prevent dietary complications, such as constipation and diverticulosis. A diet high in dietary fiber will also reduce the risk of overeating, as you feel fuller with less food.

BENGAL GRAM / Chana Dal

Chana dal is high in fiber and helps to lower cholesterol.
It also has a very low glycemic index, which is important for those with diabetes.
Chana dal is a helpful source of zinc, folate, calcium and protein.
It is low in fat and most of it is polyunsaturated.
Chana dal is extremely delicious in taste, full of nutritious and can be digested easily.

RADISH
Radishes have long been known to have a low glycemic index, which means that eating it does not impact blood sugar levels. It also helps regulate the absorption of sugars into the bloodstream, meaning that diabetics don’t have to worry as much about sudden spikes or drops when eating, or being away from food for a certain amount of time.

MINT
Mint leaves have beta-carotines which are helpful for diabetic patients.
In diabetes, both the metabolism of sugars and fats are impaired.
Diabetics have problems digesting fats; thus, indigestion and stomach pain are common symptoms. Peppermint may help diabetics because it improves the flow of bile — especially when fatty meals are eaten — and therefore aids digestion.

CORIANDER LEAVES..

It helps diabetic patients to maintain healthy levels of insulin in blood and lower blood sugar.
Coriander leaves will increase good cholesterol in the body and reduces bad cholesterol.
Coriander leaves have the ability to decrease blood sugar levels. It is healthy for diabetic patients.

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Discalimer
I am not a nutritionist or dietician. My knowledge and information is based on my research and reading from different resources. Please consult your doctor or dietician before making any changes to your diet.

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