Sabut Moong Dal — Whole Moong

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Sabut means whole. This form of the moong bean is commonly found in Indian cuisine cooked with spices and water into a fragrant dal. It is also sprouted and even eaten as a dessert. High in protein and fiber while low in fat, it is a fantastic addition to any diet including a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free one.

Soak one cup of washed whole moong in water for at least 2 hours. Drain and add to a roomy pot with 2 tablespoons each minced onion, ginger, and garlic; ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon each of garam masala and salt, 2 teaspoons each of coriander and red chile powders and 6 cups of water. Simmer partially covered for 45 minutes. Enjoy over rice, with Indian bread, or as a soup … it’s as easy as pie — Indian as apple pie!