Green Gram And Fenugreek Chila / Pancake

Looking for healthy breakfast savoury recipe for your family. This Ayurvedic healthy vegan recipe is full of healthy proteins to support your body.

Ayurvedic medicine originated in India and combines the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and ved (science or knowledge), which literally means “the science of life”. Many Ayurvedic therapies predate written records and have been passed down by word of mouth. Practiced throughout Asia for thousands of years, Ayurveda has recently become more popular in Western culture.

The basic principle of Ayurvedic medicine is to prevent and cure disease, rather than responding to disease indicators, while maintaining balance and harmony between body, mind and environment. This is done through a personalized combination of healthy eating, daily exercise, aromatherapy, and herbal remedies.

Ayurveda supports the revitalizing and stimulating idea that we have the ability to heal ourselves. Once you realize your potential imbalances, you can take control of your health and start incorporating Ayurvedic therapies to feel healthier, improve your fitness, and become happier and rejuvenated.

Today, integrative medicine is evolving as practitioners of many healing approaches around the world seek to collaborate. There are more and more opportunities to mix and integrate more traditional health approaches with Ayurveda and other healing therapies. You can integrate Ayurveda into your wellness routine by consulting a doctor practicing its techniques or visiting a spa that offers such services.

Ahara is one of the three pillars of life according to Ayurveda; the other two are sleep and regulated sex life. The classic texts of Ayurveda from 300 BC-700 AD they devote sections elaborated to food. Unique aspects include detailed descriptions of foods and drinks, classification of foods according to their taste, therapeutic qualities, etc., food safety and measures for the same, different incompatibilities of foods according to their tastes, of their processing, their dose, time, place, etc., consumption prescriptions, food quality and intakes according to the digestive capacity of the individual, and the nature of the food consumed. The main classification of foods is based on their suitability for the body and mental constitution based on the theories of the five elements and tridosa. Five elements combine and dissociate in the natural transformation of all matter, living or non-living.

Moong is described as Mudga in Ayurveda, classified in the group of Simbi dhaanyas (pulses). Susruta has mentioned it under Vaidala or dicotyledons. It is mentioned as the best among pulses and it slightly increases Vata dosa.

Mudga is astringent and sweet, pungent after digestion, ununctuous, of cold potency, light and alleviates Kapha and Pitta dosa. Another notable benefit is that the carbohydrates in Moong beans are easily digested, causing less gas than other legumes.

Rich in bioactive compounds, Moong beans aid in detoxification and have potential health benefits such as:

  • Helps boost immunity
  • Helps lower total cholesterol, protects liver and efficiency is considerably increased after germination
  • Moong bean soup reduces heat stress
  • Moong bean sprouts help fight allergies 
  • It is rich in macro (proteins, oligo and polysaccharides) and micronutrients (flavonoids, phenolic acids, organic acids ), which have powerful antioxidant properties
  • Moong bean powder and applied as a face mask helps lighten skin, treat acne, eczema and relieve itching 
  • Moong powder can also be used as a soap substitute chemicals for sensitive skin

Here’s how to make delicious healthy savoury pancake for your family.

Green Gram And Fenugreek Chila / Pancake

Ingredients

  • Green gram sprouts – 2 cups
  • Chopped fenugreek leaves – 1 cup
  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Bengal gram flour – 2 tea spoons
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tea spoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Ghee/oil – 1 tea spoons
  • Total quantity: 2 in number (1 serving)

Method of preparation

Grind sprouts and ginger , add chopped fenugreek leaves Bengal gram and salt powder to the batter. After 10-15 minutes, heat up a flat pan and with the help of ghee or oil cook thin and crispy chilas.