Given a choice, I would never touch raw vegetables/lentils my entire life. However, the doctor says that salads are the best source of nutrients and helps balance the meal. This salad is a tribute to my Uncle, Late. Prof. Venkatanna (IIT Kharagpur) who was always a guardian and a friend. Every Summer, he used to treat us with this Moong dal (split yellow/green gram) salad along with his other homemade delicacies.
Here’s my humble homemade Moong dal (split green gram) salad recipe.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
1 Cup of yellow/green Moong dal (soaked for around 1-2 hours)
1/2 Cup of soaked peanuts
1/2 Cup of grated carrots
1/2 Cup of fined chopped cucumber
1/2 Cup of grated/finely sliced cabbage (green/red/purple)
1/4 Cup of finely chopped onion (optional)
2-3 finely chopped green chillies (optional)
1/2 Cup of grated coconut (freshly grated)
1/2 Slice of lemon
Salt as per taste
Soak the moong dal and peanuts for about 1 or 2 hours. Drain the excess water and dry it using a kitchen towel or paper towel. In a large bowl, add the moong dal, peanuts, carrots, cucumber, cabbage, onion, chili and coconut. Using a wide spatula/spoon, gently mix the ingredients. Squeeze the lemon and add salt as per your taste. Keep the salad aside for 3-5 minutes to allow the ingredients to blend with each other.
After 3-5 minutes, your salad is ready to be served. You can sprinkle some cilantro/coriander leaves or dill leaves to increase the nutrient factor.
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