In a starring role of our mung dal are the healing super spices. And all of them are familiar: cardamom (or cardamon), garam masala, turmeric, ginger, chili flakes, pepper and caraway seeds. Did you know that cardamom has powerful antioxidant and blood-pressure lowering properties? Take a look at : https://www.livestrong.com/article/338907-health-benefits-of-cardamom/. Did you know that turmeric absorbs by your body substantially better when combined with with black pepper? See, e.g., University of Massachusetts article. And garam masala comprises of all the healthiest spices. See https://www.healingplantfoods.com/health-benefits-of-garam-masala/.
For this recipe, we simmer the magical spices in a warming tomato sauce and then combine them with mung beans. Are you out of mung beans? Be sure to improvise and use red or green lentils or both. We recommend making this dal several hours, or up to a day, in advance to give the flavors a chance to blend and deepen. Although the ingredients are few, and the dish is very easy to make, you will be impressed with its intense flavors! Make this mung dal for dinner and you’ll be licking your fingers! This is a recipe to treasure.
Vegan • Starch- and Sugar-free • Grain-free • Aromatic • Low Glycemic • Nutrient-dense • Delicious • Easy