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mag ni dal recipe | Gujarati mug ni chutti dal | healthy dry moong dal is a quick fix dry sabzi. Learn how to make Gujarati mug ni chutti dal.

To make mag ni dal, wash and soak the dal in warm water for at least 2 hours. Drain and keep aside. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Add the yellow moong dal, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the flame, add the coriander and mix well. Serve hot.

Gujarati mug ni chutti dal is a dry preparation with basic Guajarati masalas-it is a delectable everyday fare. Unlike the usual dal preparations, this is a dry dish made with moong dal pepped up with a simple tempering and common spice powders.

Chutta means separate, and the beauty of this Gujarati delicacy lies in being able to feel each grain of the moong dal in your mouth. In order to achieve this, you must soak the dal for sufficient time and cook it for minimal time with just the required amount of water, as described here. Enjoy the mag ni dal with puran poli, rice and kadhi.

This healthy dry moong dal is a very good source of protein. A serving of this recipe fulfils almost 17% of your day’s requirement of protein.B vitamins, folate, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium are few other nutrients this dal abounds in. It is a wise choice for weight-watchers, heart patients and even diabetics.

Tips for mag ni dal. 1. We suggest that you soak the dal before preparing the dish as it reduces the cooking time. 2. You also need to remember that for this particular preparation, the dal should not be overcooked as the dal has to be separate and dry, and not soggy. That’s the secret of the success of this recipe!

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Mag Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)

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Mag Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe) recipe - How to make Mag Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


Mag ni Dal
1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
a pinch of sugar (optional)
salt to taste

For Serving With Mag ni Dal
puran poli
kadhi

Method
For mag ni dal

    For mag ni dal
  1. To make mag ni dal, wash and soak the dal in warm water for at least 2 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the yellow moong dal, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Remove from the flame, add the coriander and mix well.
  6. Serve the mag ni dal hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy203 cal
Protein9.3 g
Carbohydrates23.5 g
Fiber3.2 g
Fat8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium10.4 mg
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What is mag ni dal made off?

    What is mag ni dal made off?
  1. What is mag ni dal made off? Gujarati mag ni chutti dal is made from 1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), 2 teaspoons oil, 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera), 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing), 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi), 2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania), 1/2 tsp lemon juice, a pinch of sugar and salt to taste.   \

Washing and soaking yellow moong dal

    Washing and soaking yellow moong dal
  1. This is what yellow moong dal looks like. Yellow moong dal refers to moong beans that have been skinned and split, so that they're flat, yellow, and quick-cooking. They're relatively easy to digest.
  2. Put the yellow moong dal in water and wash it. You can see the dirt. This will require you to change the water 2 to 3 times till you get clean water.
  3. The moong dal is now clean.
  4. Cover and soak the dal in warm water for at least 2 hours. 
  5. This is what the soaked yellow moong dal looks like.
  6. Drain.
  7. Keep aside.

Is yellow moong dal healthy?

    Is yellow moong dal healthy?
  1. As nourishing as yellow moong dal is, it is equally beneficial for us. Its serves correct nourishment to smallest cell of our body to nerves to various organs. Here’s the comprehensive list…. Cells & Tissues: Apart from glucose for survival, cells and tissues need proteincalcium and iron for growth and maintenance. Yellow moong dal provides all of these. Just about ¼ cup is enough to provide 12.2 gm of protein, 37.5 mg of calcium and 1.95 mg of iron.
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  2. Yellow Moong Dal benefits the Heart: The fiber (4.1 g in ¼ cup) present in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries which promotes a healthy heart in turn. A well maintained cholesterol profile will help you prevent complications like stroke. Additionally, it isn’t a good source of fat at all. So you need not worry about that nutrient too.
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  3. Skin: Packed with nutrients like zinc (1.4 mg), protein (12.2 mg) and iron(1.95 mg), yellow moong dal helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin and help to keep it moist. Want to have a wrinkle free and absolutely rejuvenating skin? Do include Yellow moong dal to your diet from today... Recipe Ideas for Flawless SkinGajar aur Moong Dal ki ChaatTurai aur Moong ki Dal

Method for mag ni dal | Gujarati mug ni chutti dal |

    Method for mag ni dal | Gujarati mug ni chutti dal |
  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil or ghee in a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera).
  3. When the seeds crackle, add 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing).
     
  4. Sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
  5. Add the soaked 1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram). See above how to soak yellow moong dal with step by step photos.
  6. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  7. Add 2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder.    
  8. Add 1 tsp chilli powder.
  9. Add salt to taste.
  10. Add 1 cup of water.
  11. Mix well.
  12. Cover and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes. 
  13. We checked at 10 minutes and see there is still a little water left. So cook for another 2 minutes.
  14. Now check if the dal is cooked. Press a bit between your fingers to see if its cooked.
  15. Remove from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Don't stir the dal yet as we don't want it mushy.
  16. Add 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania). Coriander is a fresh herb often used as a flavour enhancer in Indian cooking. It is mainly used as a garnish. This is the best way to use it - no cooking. This preserves its vitamin C content which helps to build our immunity and bring that sparkle to the skin. The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and good for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details. 
  17. Mix gently. Your mag ni dal | Gujarati mug ni chutti dal | healthy dry moong dal | is ready.
  18. Some prefer to add 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. This is optional.
  19. To that they add a pinch of sugar. Again optional.
  20. Serve mag ni dal | Gujarati mug ni chutti dal | healthy dry moong dal | hot.

Health Benefits of mag ni dal

    Health Benefits of mag ni dal
  1. Healthy Mag ni dal – a protein rich accompaniment. 
  2. Full of protein, this dry dal is a great source of nourishment for every cell, tissue and organ of the body. 
  3. Protein also helps to build immunity. 
  4. The good phosphorus content of this dal is beneficial for bone health. 
  5. The magnesium from the moong dal will be an added benefit to maintain normal heartbeat. 
  6. Obese, diabetics and heart patients all can enjoy this dal. 
     

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