Vibrant Moong Dal and fenugreek Salad

Best For Lunch

A fully raw, refreshing bowl. It’s easy to make and hence, very good for people who do not have much time to cook.



• ½ cup split moong dal with skin
• 1½ cup finely chopped fresh methi leaves (fenugreek leaves)

• 1 cup finely chopped coriander
• 1½ cup diced apple
• 1½ cup chopped grapes
• 1½ cup pomegranate
• 2 tablespoons chia seeds
• 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
• 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds


• 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 teaspoon rock salt
• 1 green chili, crushed
• ⅛ teaspoon asafoetida (hing)


Soak split moong dal in water for about 4 hours


1. Place the moong dal, methi, coriander, apple, grapes, pomegranate, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds into a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
2. Place all the flavoring ingredients into a small mixing bowl and mix well, so they become infused together.
3. Add this flavoring to the rest of the ingredients, mix well and serve.

Nutritional Value:

  • Protein: Split moong dal is an excellent source of plant-based protein, essential for muscle repair and growth.
  • Fiber: Methi leaves and fruits like apple, grapes, and pomegranate contribute dietary fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting gut health.
  • Healthy Fats: Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds are rich in healthy fats, providing essential fatty acids for heart health and overall well-being.
  • Vitamins and Minerals: This salad is loaded with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C from fruits like apple and grapes, Vitamin K from methi leaves, and minerals like iron and potassium.
  • Low Calorie: With its abundance of fresh produce and minimal added fats, this salad is low in calories, making it a perfect choice for those watching their weight.
  • Antioxidants: Pomegranate seeds are rich in antioxidants, helping to combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.
  • Digestive Aid: Ginger and green chili provide a digestive boost, aiding in nutrient absorption and alleviating gastrointestinal discomfort.
  • Hydration: Fruits like grapes and apple contribute to hydration, while also adding natural sweetness to the salad without added sugars.
  • Gluten-Free and Vegan: This recipe is naturally gluten-free and vegan-friendly, catering to various dietary preferences and restrictions.
  • Balanced Flavor Profile: The combination of sweet fruits, earthy dal, bitter methi leaves, and zesty seasonings creates a perfectly balanced flavor profile that appeals to the palate.


  1. Rich in protein, fiber, and essential nutrients.
  2. Supports muscle repair and growth.
  3. Promotes digestive health and aids in weight management.
  4. Boosts heart health with healthy fats and antioxidants.
  5. Provides a low-calorie, nutrient-dense meal option.
  6. Enhances hydration and satiety with juicy fruits.
  7. Helps combat oxidative stress and inflammation.
  8. Suitable for gluten-free and vegan diets.
  9. Offers a refreshing and satisfying flavor experience.
  10. Quick and easy to prepare, perfect for busy days or as a light meal option.

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