Moong Dal For Breakfast: 5 Recipes To Try
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As we all know, breakfast is the first meal of the day after overnight fasting and we cannot ignore it. This meal gives us energy for the rest of the day to finish our daily work. Having a nutrition-packed meal in the morning is important to maintain the overall health of the body. It not only keeps us physically fit but also supports our brain health. From balancing blood sugar level to boosting muscle gain, breakfast is the key to a healthy life. There are numerous options available to fill your tummy in the morning but not everything you eat will provide you with the required nutrients.  

You must ensure that your breakfast bowl is packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and protein. But most of us don’t have time to cook an elaborate meal in the morning due to our busy schedule. Therefore, we look for some quick and easy recipes that will fill our stomach and supply us with important nutrients. Dal or lentil is one such ingredient that accurately fits into these criteria. The common types of dals in India are masoor, urad, toor and moong. Talking particularly about moong dal, it can be used for preparing a variety of dishes.  

Here are five breakfast recipes you can prepare with moong dal: 

Sprout Moong Dal Chaat  

This is the best recipe for a quick and healthy breakfast. Just soak the moong dal overnight and mix with some chopped onions, tomatoes and sweet corn. Squeeze fresh lemon juice and sprinkle chat masala, salt and black pepper. You can also make it healthier by adding some fruits like pomegranate. 

Moong Dal Poha 

Poha is one of the most popular breakfasts in India. Made with flattened rice, a few veggies and spices, it is loved by everyone. Just add half cup of boiled moong dal to your regular ingredients and cook as usual. This addition will not only make your dish healthy but also enhance the taste. 

Moong Dal Cheela 

Moong dal cheela is a classic breakfast that is very popular in North India. Served with flavourful chutney or pickle, these savoury pancakes are very easy to make and also gluten free. Grind soaked moong dal with ginger and cloves into a ground paste and make a thick batter with semolina, onion and spices. Cook it with a little oil in a pan and serve hot. 

Moong Dal Idli 

This version of the classic South Indian dish is made with a combination of moong dal and rice. Grind soaked moong dal, rice and curd into a smooth paste. Mix it with finely chopped onion, carrot and capsicum and steam it like your usual idli and serve with your favourite chutney and sambar. 

Moong Dal Paratha 

Parathas are one of the common breakfasts in India and this dish is prepared with moong dal, spices and flour. Make a mixture of mashed moong dal, ginger and a few spices and stuff it into the dough balls. Roll it with a rolling pin and cook well on both sides in a tawa. Apply a little ghee and enjoy.