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Fruity Mung Dal

Mung dal is considered to be the best of all dals by Ayurveda and is said to balance all three Doshas. It is also nutritious and easy to digest.

Ingredients (4-5 people)

  • ½ cup Mung Dal (can use red lentils instead)

  • 4 cups water

  • ½ cup raisins

  • 1 large or 2 small apples, peeled and chopped

  • 1½ tbsp ghee or coconut oil

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • ¾ tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • ¾ tsp turmeric

  • 2 tsp cumin

  • 2 tsp coriander

  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger

  • ¾ tsp asafoetida (hing)

  • 1¼ tsp rock or sea salt

  • 1½ tsp tamarind paste or juice of 1 lemon


  • Bring the 4 cups of water to the boil and add the mung dal

  • Bring to the boil again, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Then add the turmeric, apple, raisins and chopped dates

  • Bring to the boil again, then cover and simmer for another 10 minutes or until the dal becomes soft.

  • Gently fry the spices in ghee for a minute or two.

  • Stir the spices into the dal and add the salt and tamarind.

  • Cover and simmer for another few minutes before serving.