June 19, 2015

Fried namkeen moong dal recipe, fried green gram dal


Fried namkeen moong dal recipe - Fried namkeen moong dal is a munching snack which can be enjoyed at any time. I am neither  craving for fried snacks nor celebrating any occasion. I had a cup of split green grams in box and wanted to finish it with a nice way before it gets spoiled. This is the reason why I have prepared this snack. Every evening we need something crunchy along with tea or coffee.  Fried moong dal is a healthy snack which absorbs very less oil on frying. Few days back I had posted fried peanuts and corn flakes chivda which is also a crunchy tea time snack. For a change, try out this fried namkeen moong dal to treat your family.

namkeen moongdal in a bowl

Fried Namkeen Moong Dal 


Prep time : 4 hrs + 5 mins
Cook time : 25 mins
Total time : 4 hrs 30 mins
Recipe type : Snacks
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : 2 cups
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 cup split green grams / moong dal
  • A generous pinch of alum powder / phitkari / turti
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt as required

Method
  1. Handpick the moong dal and put them in a large bowl.
  2. Rinse thoroughly and soak in sufficient water along with a pinch of alum. Keep it aside for 4 hours.
  3. After 4 hours, drain the water through a strainer and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat sufficient oil in a frying pan. Put fistful of moong dal in a stainless steel mesh strainer. 
  5. Place this strainer in the boiling oil and fry on medium flame till the moong dal floats and become crispy.
  6. Lift the strainer and drain oil in the same pan.
  7. Transfer the fried moong dal on an absorbent paper. Repeat the same procedure with remaining moong dal. 
  8. Once done, sprinkle some salt on the fried moong dal and mix well. 
  9. Store the fried namkeen moong dal in an airtight container and serve.

Fried namkeen moong dal recipe with step by step pictures


Handpick the moong dal and put them in a large bowl.
handpick the moong dal

Rinse thoroughly and soak in sufficient water along with a pinch of alum.
Keep it aside for 4 hours.
rinse and saok moong dal

After 4 hours, drain the water through a strainer and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
drain water

Heat sufficient oil in a frying pan. Put fistful of moong dal in a stainless steel mesh strainer. Place this strainer in the boiling oil and fry on medium flame till the moong dal floats and become crispy.
frying moong dal

Lift the strainer and drain oil in the same pan.
drain the oil

Transfer the fried moong dal on an absorbent paper. Repeat the same procedure with remaining moong dal. Once done, sprinkle some salt on the fried moong dal and mix well.
fried moong dal

Store the fried namkeen moong dal in an airtight container and serve.
store ina container

10 comments:

  1. looks lovely and inviting fried moong dal...good time pass during rainy season...yummy

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  2. Looks so delicious and yummy.... :)

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  3. Wow, this is awesome. . Homemade fries are always best. Thanks for this excellent share.:)

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  4. I love love this .Wonderful tip on frying the dal.

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  5. Lovely snack to have with tea..

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  6. My favorite. will try soon

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  7. it looks so nice and crunchy

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  8. The recipes looks very crispy!! I love namkeen.. I tried making this last year but it ended up soaking more oil than I expected :( Should we really fry them when they are still wet? Can it be made after sun-drying or shade drying?

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    1. Lancy, for best result soaking the moong dal is essential. Pat to dry the moong dal before frying it and fry it on medium flame. It will not absorb too much of oil. I haven't tried with dried moong dal.

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