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[RECIPES] Lentil Salad

Lentil Salad (Moong Dal Sundal)

Thank you for a wonderful recipe ๐Ÿ“ธ Anju Vermaย @anjuverma.recipes.

Recipe creator's comment: "A modified version of the popular South Indian dish.๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ This fusion recipe is a colorful mixture of lentils, pineapple, pomegranate & coconut coated with honey lime dressing. A healthy refreshing salad. Perfect for potlucks, parties or an anytime snack.๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ"

Easy prep ย  ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€ ย  ย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Sugar (non sugar) ย  ย  ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Diabetes-friendlyใ€€ ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ’šHealthy Tips๐Ÿ’šย 

Youโ€™ve already know that both high-fibre foods and legumes are important components of a diabetes diet because of their low glycemic index (GI) โ€“ a measurement of a foodโ€™s impact on blood sugar. Most diabetics have probably already been told to eat more whole grains and legumes. ย 

Lentils contain various essential nutrients such as dietary fiber, lectins, and polyphenols that help reduce the risk of conditions like heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and some cancers. ย 

Especiallly in termes of diabetes, research suggests that regularly eating lentils may help with the management and prevention of diabetes. Lentils may help improve blood sugar levels and lipid metabolism in both diabetic and healthy individuals. The high fiber, manganese, and flavonoid content may play an important role in why lentils help people with diabetes. ย 

Lentils are enjoyed in various cuisines around the world. Lentils are typically cheap to buy, can be stored for long periods, are easy to cook with, and provide numerous essential nutrients, making it an ideal part of your diet.๐Ÿค— ย 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup split yellow lentil (moong dal) soaked overnight & drained.ย 
  • 1ยฝ tbsp oilย 
  • ยฝ tsp mustard seeds or cumin seedsย 
  • 1 tsp sesame seedsย 
  • 6-8 curry leaves, shredded or hand tornย 
  • 1 tsp saltย 
  • ยผ tsp turmeric powderย 
  • ยผ cup + 1 tbsp waterย 
  • 2 tbsp lemon juiceย 
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ยผ cup coriander leavesย 
  • ยฝ cup pomegranate arilsย 
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple ย 
  • ยฝ cup thinly sliced & chopped fresh coconut ย 

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium flame. Add mustard seeds & when they crackle, add sesame seeds, curry leaves. ย 
  2. Turn the flame to low, add drained dal, salt, turmeric & water. Mix. ย 
  3. Cover the pan & cook for 10 minutes. Switch off gas. Do not remove the lid. Keep the pan covered for 15 minutes. ย 
  4. Once rested, uncover & add lemon juice, honey & coriander leaves. Toss. ย 
  5. Transfer to a big serving bowl/dish. Add pomegranate, pineapple & coconut. Toss. ย 
  6. Serve at room temperature or chilled (can be kept in refrigerator for 6-8 hours)

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