Moongache Kanna/ Moong dal Dessert

Yellow Moong dal is a good protein source for vegetarians. Usually it is made into savory dal to be eaten with rice. This preparation is a dessert recipe from the coastal city of Goa. It is usually made during fasting period of Ekadashi. It provides a good source of nutrition.

1 cup yellow moong dal
1/2 cup freshly squeezed coconut milk ( can also use canned)
1/2 cup grated jaggery
4 -5 pods of cardamom, crushed to powder
1/4 tsp salt
handful of cashew nuts, halved

Dry roast the moong dal in a saucepan till it changes color and a nice aroma arises.
Add 2 cups of water and bring to boil. Cook till the dal is done.
Add coconut milk, jaggery and cardamom pdr.
Add 1/4 tsp of salt to just bring out the flavor of the dish.
Garnish with cashew nuts.
Serve hot or cold as a high protein dessert.


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