Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fried Moong Dal

Fried Moong Dal is an amazing tea time snack which is crunchy & addictive. I'm sharing two versions of making this snack. The actual recipe for fried moong dal requires moong dal to be deep fried in oil, but the microwavable recipe for this snack reduces the oil content in it & tastes the same as deep dried one. To keep this snack fresh & crisp store it in a air tight container & it should be good for 1week. As said this is very addictive snack & sure you will not be able to stop with little bites.
Prep Time- 30mins {minimum or overnight}
Cook Time-6mins
1/2Cup moong dal
1/2Tsp baking soda
1Tsp oil
1/4Tsp chili powder
Soft Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
- Soak moong dal along with baking soda for minimum of 30mins & maximum to overnight.
- Strain water from dal & allow it dry on a towel. Dal should be dry. It will take 10mins to dry.
Microwave version
- In a microwave safe mix dal & oil.
- Microwave it for 1mins & mix. Then microwave it for 1more minute & mix.
- Repeat the same procedure for another 4 more minutes. If you see any lumps break them while shuffling the dal.
- You can see a fried moong dal which is fried & crisp.
- Mix in salt & chili powder. Enjoy this snack as it is.
Deep Frying Version 
- Heat oil for deep frying. Mean while arrange a plate with paper towels.
- Dal should be dry with no drops of water left to it. Once oil is hot add little by little of dal to pan & fry them to puffed shape. 
- Dal doesn't have to turn brown in color. It should be puffed & you are ready to remove it on to the paper lined plate. 
- Repeat the same with rest of the dal.
- Transfer the fried dal to a bowl. To that add in salt & chili powder. Mix it well & enjoy the snack.
- For every 1min mix the dal to fry it evenly.
- Add a 1/4 tsp of chat masala to flavor it up.
- Make sure dal is dry before deep frying it.
*** Pictures represent the microwavable version.
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  1. Firstly, I LOVE your blog!
    Like the way you cook, very fast and systematic.

  2. Such a guilt free munchies, i can have a huge bowl without any guilt.

  3. This have always been my favorite...i can finish it of at one sitting

  4. Simple guilt free healthy snacks

  5. I make it this way too..great snack to indulge..

  6. a great snack to indulge on!!! can keep munching on these!!

  7. That is one guilt free and healthy snack.

  8. This looks so inviting. Love to munch on this guilt free snack any time...

  9. This is my favorite snack to munch on when in movie theaters :)