What is Moong Dal?
Moong dal, or mung beans are a type of lentil. Dal refers to the bean being split in half, so unlike whole mung beans, moong dal is flat on one side of its green or yellow body and rounded on the other. Moong dal is small, lentil sized and hard until cooked. Cooked moong dal is soft, a little starchy and meaty in texture and has a flavor that is nutty, green and somewhat bland. Moong dal tastes best when cooked with seasonings. It is a popular food item in India and can be found in dishes from savory to sweet.
What does Moong Dal Taste Like?
...Sweet is one of the five main tastes. It has smooth and round notes in its flavor profile. Sweet is a naturally occurring flavor in many foods, including fruits, berries, winter squashes, sugarcane, and honey. The sweet taste in these foods is due to a higher sugar content. Sweetness is characteristic of desserts and is used as an accent in savory foods.