Moong sabji is a green gram lentil curry. It is mostly popular in North India. It is not a very spicy curry. It has the boiled but not mashed whole green grams.
Ingredients and Preparation
Whole green gram is the main ingredient for making moong sabji. Tomato, onion, garlic and giner are also used to enhance the flavor. Indian spices like cumin, turmeric, red chilli powder and coriander seed powder are used as seasoning to flavor the curry.
Traditionally, moong sabji is made by soaking the green grams for about 3 – 4 hours prior to cooking. It is made in a pressure cooker. All the ingredients are cooked in oil or clarified butter and pressure cooked for about 5 – 10 minutes.
· Moong sabji is served with hot chapatti or phulka.
· It is also served with rice or khichadi and kadhi.
Health and Nutrition Facts
Serving size – 120 g, Fat – 3 g, Protein – 7 g, Carbohydrate – 20 g, Dietary fiber – 10 g
· Moong sabji is not very high in calories or fat.
· It is a very good source of protein which helps in building body mass.
· Moong is a very good source of dietary fiber and it helps to lower blood cholesterol. It helps to improve the digestion.
· It is good for diabetic patients as it has a low glycemic index.