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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
- 50 gm sprouted whole green gram
- 1 tbsp chopped garlic and ginger
- 2 tbsp chopped onion
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tbsp soaked sesame seeds ( soak for an hour)
- chilly powder
- Plain yogurt, 50 gm
- Olive oil, 1.5 tbsp
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.