Our Favorite Daily Dhal

Ayurvedic Dhal

Because of their high nutrient density, mung beans are considered useful in defending against several chronic, age-related diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Clinical evidence continues to show that plant-derived foods have various potential health benefits. Health experts recommend that plant-based foods make up a significant portion of every person’s diet, and many worldwide health organizations have supported an increase in the intake of plant-derived foods to improve health status and to prevent chronic diseases.

As you’ll come to learn, mung beans are one of the healthiest sources of plant protein there is when you consider how many other nutrients they contain in addition to amino acids (the building blocks of proteins).

Daily Dal Recipes
1 cup dal
6 cups water
2 teaspoon cumin seed
3/4 teaspoon mustard seed
2 tablespoons ghee
Pinch of Hing
3/4 teaspoons turmeric
Salt to taste
3/4 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro

Clean the dal. Place in pot with the water and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the dal is tender, 2-4 hrs depending on the dal. Melt the ghee in a small skillet over low heat. Add the hing, ginger, cumin seeds, and mustard seeds Saute, frequently stirring, until the spices become fragrant and the mustard seeds pop for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the simmering dal. Stir in the turmeric, sugar, and salt to taste. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes for the flavors to blend. Just before serving, add the cilantro.


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