Lentil Lasagna

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GREEN LENTIL

Green lentil is called mudga in Ayurveda and commonly known green moong. Green lentil is considered best among all lentil in Ayurveda. Also it is one of richest source of plant based protein and very low in calories. Green Gram helps in detox as it eases bowel movement and also replenishes skin tissues.

Effect on doshas

Green gram or green mung is Tridosh samak, which means they it balances all three doshas, Vata, Pitta and kapha.

Qualities (guna) of green gram

Light and dry

Ayurvedic Qualities (Dravya Guna)

Taste (Rasha): Sweet, Astringent

Potency (Vipaka): Cooling

Post Digestion Juice (Virya): Sweet

CHEESE

Rich source of calcium and good fat.It has good amount of protein and required nutrients like B12 and zinc.

Effect on Dosha

Good in balancing Vata dosa.

Qualities (guna) of Cheese

Heavy, Uncutous

Ayurvedic Qualities (Dravya Gina)

Taste (Rasha): Sour

Potency (Vipaka): Heating

Post Digestion Juice (virya): Sour

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Calories (approx):150

Ingredients

1.40 gm green lentil
2. 1 cheese cube (Vegan can use tofu cheese)
3. chopped veggies
4. Clarified butter, (Ghee) 1 tsp
5. Basil leaves (optional)
6. Black olives (optional)
7. Herbs- Rosemary, basil, oregano and Paprika
8. Salt

Method:

Soak lentil in water for two to three hours. Rinse the lentil and steamed it in pressure cooker just for 10-15 minutes without any water or just two to three tablespoon of water. In a pan add ghee, sautee the veggies, add few basil leaves, herbs and salt. Take the mixture from pan and put it in a flat bowl which can be used in ovens or microwave. Press the mixture well. Add grated cheese and put it in the oven (175 degree for five minutes). Take the bowl out and olives and fresh basil leaves, again bake it for another five minutes.
Cut it with a spatula or pizza cuter into large cubes before serving.

Green Gram Hummus

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GREEN GRAM (GREEN MUNG BEANS)

Effect on doshas

Green gram or green mung is Tridosh samak, which means they it balances all three doshas, Vata, Pitta and kapha.

Qualities (guna) of green gram

Light and dry

Ayurvedic Qualities (Dravya Guna)

Taste (Rasha): Sweet, Astringent

Potency (Vipaka): Cooling

Post Digestion Juice (Virya): Sweet

Calories (approx): 435

Ingredients:

  1. 50 gm sprouted whole green gram
  2. 1 tbsp chopped garlic and ginger
  3. 2 tbsp chopped onion
  4. 1/2 lemon
  5. 1 tbsp soaked sesame seeds ( soak for an hour)
  6. salt
  7. chilly powder
  8. coriander
  9. Plain yogurt, 50 gm
  10. Olive oil, 1.5 tbsp

Method: 

Pressure cooker the green gram slightly with water.  Take 1/2 tsp olive oil in a pan, once heated sautee sprouted whole green gram with onion, garlic, ginger and salt.  Sautee them very slightly. Once it is cool, add the green gram, yogurt, sesame seeds and 1 tbsp olive oil in grinder and make smooth paste. If necessary, add the remained water from boiling green gram little by little to make the paste smoother. Squeeze the lemon in it and mix well. Put the hummus in a bowl, pour left over olive oil in the center, garnish with chilly powder and coriander. Goes well sauteed veggies, salad or whole wheat pitta bread.