Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Green Gram Drink

This is one of my late Grandmom's (Mom's mom) health drink. She would give this drink to anyone who had stomach problems. This is a great drink to mitigate all the digestion related problems especially for acidity. Maximum benefits can be reaped if this drink is had early in the morning on an empty stomach. Consuming moong also imparts a healthy glow to the skin and hair due to the various vitamins and minerals present in the moong gram. This drink is very easy to prepare and here is the recipe.

1/2 cup whole moong
3-4 pods of cardamom
1-2 tablespoon jaggery or gur (sugar if jaggery is not available) (optional)


Soak moong overnight or for at least 6 hours. Grind into a fine paste with cardamom seeds, jaggery and water as per desired consistency. Do not strain. Drink it immediately after preparation.

Preparation time: 5 minutes excluding the soaking time
Serves: 2