Mung Dal

Mung Dal

Description :

Mung beans in some regional cuisines of India are stripped of their outer coats to make mung dal. The mung bean (also known as mungbean, mung, mungo in Philippines, green gram, or golden gram) is the seed of Vigna radiata, native to the Indian subcontinent. It is used as a foodstuff in both savoury and sweet dishes.

They are small, ovoid in shape, and green in colour. The English word mung derives from the Hindi word.

Mung beans are light yellow in colour when their skins are removed. Mung bean sprouts are germinated by leaving them watered with four hours of daytime light and spending the rest of the day in the dark. Mung bean sprouts can be grown under artificial light for four hours over the period of a week. They are usually simply called "bean sprouts".

Whole cooked mung beans are generally prepared from dried beans by boiling until they are soft.