Mung Dal With Chicken

Mung Dal With Chicken
Fat 19% Carbs 34% Protein 46%
Percent Calories

1 bowl of mung dal with chicken contains 513 Calories. The macronutrient breakdown is 34% carbs, 19% fat, and 46% protein. This is a good source of protein (106% of your Daily Value), fiber (39% of your Daily Value), and potassium (34% of your Daily Value).

6 bowl
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
120 minutes



  1. The following 3 steps of this recipe can also be done in a slow cooker/crockpot for about 6-8 hours on low heat.
  2. Mung Dal are split yellow mung beans. They can be replaced with other split legumes such as lentils, or beans if you wish. Prepare the Mung Dal by washing repeatedly in a bowl, until the water is more or less clear. Place the washed Dal in a pan along with 2 litres of water. When at a gentle boil, skim any scum away (if washed enough there won't be any).
  3. Finely dice the garlic, ginger and green chillies (vary the quantity of these according to how hot you like it) and add to the pan with the turmeric. This can also be done in a mini blender to save time and give a more even distribution of spices.
  4. Dice the chicken in to bite-size chunks and add to the pan. Cover, and very gently simmer on a low heat for around 1.5 hours, adding water if necessary. You are looking for the chicken to be cooked through and the Dal to have gone mushy.
  5. Dice the onion while heating the oil in a frying pan to a medium-high heat. Fry the onion until nicely browned, 5-10 minutes or so. Roughly bash the cumin and whole brown mustard seeds (you can also use crushed dried chilli in this step instead using powder in a minute). Add to the pan and cook for 2 minutes until the seeds begin start popping a little.
  6. Add the fried mixture to the Dal. Stir thoroughly and add salt and chilli powder to taste. Enjoy with fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

For 1 bowl of mung dal with chicken (318g)

Nutrient Value %DV
Calories 513
Fats 11g 14%
Saturated fats 2g 9%
Trans fats 0g
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Carbs 44g 16%
Net carbs 33g
Fiber 11g 39%
Sugar 6g
Protein 59g
Calcium 119mg 12%
Iron 7mg 88%
Potassium 1596mg 34%
Vitamin D 0μg 0%
Vitamins and Minerals
Alpha carotene 16μg
Beta carotene 317μg
Caffeine 0mg
Choline 225mg 41%
Copper 1mg 78%
Fluoride 0.2μg
Folate (B9) 389μg 97%
Lycopene 0.1μg
Magnesium 185mg 44%
Manganese 1mg 51%
Niacin 21mg 129%
Pantothenic acid 4mg 83%
Phosphorus 668mg 95%
Retinol 14μg
Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 39%
Selenium 50μg 92%
Theobromine 0mg
Thiamine 1mg 48%
Vitamin A IU 617IU
Vitamin A 42μg 5%
Vitamin B12 0.4μg 17%
Vitamin B6 2mg 152%
Vitamin C 78mg 87%
Vitamin D IU 2IU
Vitamin D2 0μg
Vitamin D3 0μg
Vitamin E 4mg 25%
Vitamin K 11μg 9%
Zinc 3mg 29%
Sugar 6g
Sucrose 0.2g
Glucose 0.3g
Fructose 0.3g
Lactose 0g
Maltose 0g
Galactose 0g
Starch 0g
Saturated fats 2g 9%
Monounsaturated fats 4g
Polyunsaturated fats 3g
Trans fats 0g
Fatty Acids
Total omega 3 0.1g
Total omega 6 1g
Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) 0g
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0g
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0g
Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA) 0g
Amino Acids
Alanine 3g
Arginine 4g
Aspartic acid 6g
Cystine 1g
Glutamic acid 9g
Glycine 3g
Histidine 2g
Hydroxyproline 0g
Isoleucine 3g
Leucine 5g
Lysine 5g
Methionine 1g
Phenylalanine 3g
Proline 2g
Serine 2g
Threonine 2g
Tryptophan 1g
Tyrosine 2g
Valine 3g

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