Popularly known as Matki, moth beans are a rich source of protein, vitamin B, and minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, and calcium. They are also a rich source of folate and omega 3. As they are low in fat content they can be a part of your regular meals. It is also a fiber-rich food hence serves as a component of your balanced diet.
Reduces stress and promotes energy levels
Helps to build strong muscles
Assists to lose weight
Boosts your immune system
Improves blood circulation and reduces the risk of heart problems
Eases bowel movement
Moth dal can be consumed in a variety of ways.
Sprouted moth dal can be used in salads.
You can also make a ‘chatpata chat’ using sprouted moth by adding finely chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies, some fresh coriander and a dash of lemon juice. This serves as a healthy evening snack.
Moth dal can also be fried to a savoury snack and eaten as Dalmoth namkeen.
Moth dal is also a healthy breakfast choice. You can grind moth dal and use the powder to make idlis and dosas.