very healthy and tasty breakfast – moong dal poha | hesarubele avalakki | easy breakfast or any meal of the day recipe.
A breakfast prepared with moong dal and poha offers numerous health benefits. Moong dal is rich in plant-based protein and dietary fiber, promoting a feeling of fullness and aiding in weight management. Poha, being low in calories and gluten-free, provides a nutritious source of carbohydrates and iron, making it a great choice for a balanced morning meal. This combination is easily digestible and can boost energy levels, while its versatility allows for customization to suit individual tastes and dietary preferences. A well-prepared moong dal and poha breakfast is a wholesome, nutrient-rich start to the day.
Few benefits of this healthy breakfast!
- Nutrient-Rich: Moong dal and poha/avalakki are both rich sources of essential nutrients. Moong dal provides protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals, while poha is a good source of carbohydrates and iron. Together, they make a well-rounded meal.
- High in Protein: Moong dal is an excellent source of plant-based protein. Including protein in your breakfast can help keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning, which may assist in controlling your appetite and managing your weight.
- Low in Calories: poha/avalakki is relatively low in calories, making it a suitable choice for those looking to maintain or lose weight. It’s a light and nutritious option that won’t lead to excessive calorie intake.
- Good Source of Fiber: Both moong dal and poha/avalakki contain dietary fiber. Fiber promotes digestive health, helps prevent constipation, and can aid in maintaining a healthy weight.
- Gluten-Free: Poha is naturally gluten-free, making it a suitable option for people with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.
- Easily Digestible: Moong dal and poha/avalakki are easy to digest, which is beneficial for those with sensitive stomachs or digestive issues.
- Balanced Meal: When you combine moong dal and poha/avalakki with vegetables, spices, and a variety of seasonings, you can create a balanced breakfast that includes proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.
- We are using this measurement in all our recipes – 1 cup = 250ml
- 1/2 cup ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ /green gram / moong dal
- 2 cup gatti avalakki/ thick poha
- 2 tsp salt or salt to taste
- 2 tsp jaggery
- few curry leaves
- chopped coriander leaves
- juice of lemon or lime to taste
- 1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
- around 2 cups of water
- 1/4 cup cooking oil
- ~5 green chilies(more or less)
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp uddina bele/urad dal
- 1 tsp kadale bele/chana dal
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 3/4 cup chopped capsicum / dodda menasinakayi
- Wash and cook(3/4th) the bele/dal with 2 cups of water
- Once it is 3/4th cooked turn off the heat
- Wash the avalakki/poha.
- Add cooked dal to the washed poha( add little more water if avalakki is thick, if you are using medium avalakki no need to add extra water)
- Mix it well and keep it asode for few minutes(add water if needed)
- Once the avalakki is well soaked ( i have added 1/4 cup water as well) we have to prepare the seasoning.
- Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat, add mustard seeds, after it pops add dals, fry it
- As the dal turns golden brown add chopped green chillies, fry it
- Then add curry leaves, turmeric powder and capsicum,
- Increase the flame and fry it for a minute or so
- Reduce the heat and add avalakki,
- Mix it well, add jaggery and salt, mix it
- If i f you have coconut oil add a tbsp, mix it and let it cook for 5 minutes on low heat
- Then turn off the heat, add grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves,
- Mix it well and Serve.