Suva Moong Daal- Yellow lentils cooked with dill leaves – An easy and simple everyday daal .
Lentils are a part of daily meal in India as it is a real comfort food of all Indians .We consume a variety of lentils which are grown here and so easily available everywhere.Lentils are a very good source of Protein for vegetarian people,so its good to use a mix of whole and split lentil on regular basis.Though whole lentils are heavy on stomach and can not be consumed often but moong daal and masoor daals are considered as light and easy to digest.
In my home our lunch is always one lentil and a dry vegetable along with few other accompaniments. My family favorite daal is obviously U.P Style Tuvar Daal which we all grow up eating . Whole Masoor daal is made on my daughters farmaish/demand as she just loves this sweet and sour daal. Moong daal is the healthiest among all the lentil variety or can say the easiest daal to digest . I stock all the three varieties of Moong daal in my pantry as this is the most frequently cooked lentil in my kitchen. We are a family of five and every one have their own personal favourite daal so have to cook all in a week 🙂
My sons just love this khatti moong daal which is made with Whole moong and curd and Yellow moong daal tadka which in My community call as dhoba moong daal. My daughter In Law is from Gujarat so she loves this Gujarati Style – Surati Tuvar daal which is sweet and sour with peanuts, jaggary and kokum added.
Dill leaves are very healthy and are very easily available in this season .It has a peculiar smell and taste which either you likes or dislike completely but I like its smell and try to include it in my daily cooking in some or other ways.Dill/ shepu/suwa/suva is good for digestion and help to cure constipation. It have a good amount of calcium so good for bone health and arthritis.Helps to cure diarrhea and dysentery. It is good for oral care as it act as a mouth freshner. It also reduces blood cholesterol level in the body so try including this delicious and healthy green in your diet .Try this Dill and pea pulao recipe which I have posted long back and do try this simple and flavourful suva Moong daal and you will surely like this simple and flavourful daal.