Mung is an ancient and highly regarded food in India. It is good source of protein, dietary fibre and is low in fat. The soup or khichdi made from mung dal is ideal while sick or convalescing. This is because it contains potassium, calcium and B complex vitamins which help to convert our food into fuel and keep our bodies energised throughout the day. It can be prepared as a healthy dal or khichdi by adding vegetables and consuming it with rice or chapattis.