In India, dal chawal defines comfort for multiple reasons. Both dal and chawal are wholesome, easily accessible and can be cooked in no time. And the fact that dal has variants and different recipes, gives the desi staple an additional edge. If you notice, you will find people in different places using different types of dals to make recipes as per their palate. A simple toor dal preparation varies from North to South. Then you have kebabs, bharta, chutney etc. made with dal. But have you ever wondered what made dal the most acceptable ingredient in the world of affordable foods?
Let us tell you, it is the rich nutrient profile that comes along. Almost every variety of dal is packed with protein, fibre, minerals and vitamins and has low-calorie content. Hence, health experts and fitness enthusiasts always swear by a bowl of dal to make up the daily nutritional requirements for their bodies. Considering all the goodness, we decided to bring you a simple, yet flavourful dal recipe made with not one or two, but three very healthy dals. The dish is referred to as teen ratna dal.
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What Goes Into Making Teen Ratna Dal? Why Is Teen Ratna Dal Considered Healthy?
To make this dal, you have to use three types of dals of almost the same flavour profile. We like mixing chana, toor and green moong dal – each of which has a nutty flavour and aroma, enhancing the overall taste of the dish. Besides, chana, toor and moong dal are super healthy as well.
1. These dals are low in calorie and glycemic index, making a perfect addition to a healthy meal platter.
2. These dals are rich in protein that helps you stay full for a long time.
3. The dietary fibres in the dals promote easy digestion, further balancing the body’s overall functioning.
4. These dals contain antioxidants, which help flush out toxins and excess fats from the body, promoting weight loss.
5. The high fibre content and low glycemic index of the dals help regulate one’s blood sugar levels in the body.
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Healthy Teen Ratna Dal Recipe | How To Make Low-Calorie, Protein-Rich Teen Ratna Dal:
To make the dish, boil all the dals together with some salt, turmeric powder and green chillies. Once done, remove the chillies and keep the dal aside. The best practice would be soaking the moong and chana dal for at least 4-5 hours before boiling.
Next, prepare a tadka using onion, ginger, garlic and some basic spices and add the dal to it. Finally, top it with ghee, garam masala and freshly chopped coriander leaves. And you have a delicious and healthy bowl of teen ratna dal ready to be relished. Click here for the detailed recipe.
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