Green moong / mung beans are nature’s best offering for vegetarians. High in protein and yet easily digestible with the bonus of extra fiber makes this a super food. Some people find the soaking routine a deterrent. Where is time to plan ahead of time, most of the time! As much as I love these wonder beans, I invariably forget to soak them or sprout them. But with a recipe like this on hand, I can have mung as many times in a week as I like. Besides, Ayurveda considers Mung beans as one of the very few foods which balances all three doshas. More on Mung beans and Ayurveda here.
This is a very versatile dish that pairs superbly with rotis / puris / bread or rice. A bowl of yogurt comes handy to cool of the spicy overtones.
My wholesome lunch today – Phulka rotis with mung curry and spiced raw mango slices
Instant Green Moong / Mung Beans
Category – Side, Rice / Roti accompaniment, Vegetarian protein, Ayurvedic food
Time taken – Under 30 minutes
Makes 2 large portions, use 1 cup dry beans to make 4 generous portions