It’s roots are in Ayurveda where is used as a balancing recipe for the body, as well as being restorative to digestion, because it heals and smoothes the intestinal wall.
It’s extremely nourishing and can be used when feeling under the weather, as a cleanse – only eating this dish for 1 to 3 days – or just when you need something comforting.
White rice is used in the recipe, as it’s easier to digest, but if digestion isn’t your issue and you’re not sick or using this for a cleanse, then brown rice will supply more nutrients, as it has the husk intact still.
It’s really important to use split yellow mung dal beans, which may also be known as mung dal. They look similar to several other legumes, but it’s only the mung dal that will not produce any intestinal bloating.