are prepared by replacing the main pulse used in the basic recipe at 50 per cent level and papad at 100 per cent. Also Moth Bean can be assimilated as a flour to prepare south Indian foodie delights like Idli and dosa.
Moth Bean seeds are a good and potential reservoir of Proteins and other essential minerals and vitamins.
Mothbean is one of the major protein food source. It is rich in protein (23.6 g), calcium (202 mg) in it can make it an excellent supplement to cereal diet. Especially for people who are unaware of the problems that mal-nutrition can push them into. Moth Bean is a cheap source of nutrients and forms a specific and perfect diet.
A living mulch, Moth Bean shields soil from sun's extreme heat, prevents cracking and crust formation, retains soil moisture and also prevents losses of organic matter and retards soil erosion as well.
It increases the land productivity and can be used as a second crop as well which follows the main crop.
It has been observed that Moth Bean is an important and vital crop for arid areas. Its multi purpose personality and higher adaptability to uncongenial ecological environments makes it a perfect choice for areas receiving lesser rainfall. However few genetic modifications to improve its varieties might help the crop as a National and International commercial crop.
Efforts are being made on improving all aspects of this Bean to bring its positives out in the entire world. Researches are being made on its adaptation, genetic resources, genetic and agronomic improvements, plant protection strategies, biotechnological possibilities and quality considerations. And it has been taken care of that quality hybrids possessing all essential qualities should be produced