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Shepuchi Bhaaji with Mugachi Dal (Dill Leaves Bhaaji with Moong Dal)

This traditional dish is still very popular in Maharashtra and is eaten very often by people from the low income group. This is a nourishing dish because it contains both a leafy vegetable and a pulse, making it an almost complete dish nutritionally. Coming from the celery (Apiaceae) family, it is known as Shepu in Marathi, Suva Bhaji in Hindi, Sathakuppai in Tamil and Sowa in Bengali. Both dill leaves and moong dal are rich in nutrients and help regulate many body functions.

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Moogache Boon (Green Gram Porridge)

Moong dal is packed with protein and is an integral part of the Indian diet. It is rich in potassium, which helps lower blood pressure and protects against muscle cramping. It also contains minerals like magnesium, iron, and copper and dietary fiber. When eaten, moong dal helps produce a fatty acid called butyrate in the gut. This helps maintain the health of the intestinal walls. The dal has anti-inflammatory properties that prevent and accumulation of gas. Rich in B-complex vitamins, moong dal helps your body break carbohydrates down to glucose, and produce usable energy for your body. It cooks fast and is light and easy to digest. So all in all, it’s a great ingredient to include in your diet more often than not.

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