Moong Dal Ki Chaat (100 Calorie Snacks)
by Tarla Dalal
मूँग दाल की चाट
- हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Moong Dal Ki Chaat (100 Calorie Snacks) in Hindi)
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A healthy and tasty, nutritious and flavourful snack indeed.
A combo of protein rich dal and nutria-dense fruits and veggies. Moong dal is very easy to digest. It abounds in fibre and iron also further.
Pomegranate provides vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant which build our immunity and work towards to a radiant skin. This snack has a contribution from veggies too.
Though small amounts of mint and coriander are added… they are necessary for flavour. Carrot adds in contrasting red colour to the greens along with vitamin A which helps in vision.
Don’t forget adding the raw mangoes and lemon juice… they perk up this colourful chaat.
Try other health chaat like Non-Fried Pakodi Chaat and Paneer and Hare Chane ki Chaat.
Enjoy how to make Moong Dal Ki Chaat recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
- To make moong dal ki chaat, clean, wash and soak the moong dal in enough water for ½ hour and drain well.
- Combine 3 cups of water, moong dal and salt in a deep non-stick pan and cook it on a medium flame till it is half done, while stirring occasionally. Ensure that each grain of the dal is separate.
- Strain the dal using a strainer and keep aside to cool for 10 minutes.
- Combine all the ingredients, including the moong dal, in a large bowl and toss well.
- Serve the moong dal ki chaat immediately.
Moong Dal ki Chaat video by Tarla Dalal
Moong Dal Ki Chaat (100 Calorie Snacks) recipe with step by step photos
If you like this Moong Dal ki Chaat recipe you can try out other low cal snack recipes like:
To make the healthy Moong Dal ki Chaat, take a deep bowl and add the yellow moong dal into it. Wash it well and soak it in enough water for about 30 minutes.
Drain the dal using a strainer and discard the water.
Take a deep non-stick pan and fill it up with 3 cups of water.
Add the salt to taste.
Add the soaked yellow moong dal. See why we love you to use yellow moong dal. The fibre (4.1 g in ¼ cup) present in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries which promotes a healthy heart in turn. Packed with nutrients like zinc (1.4 mg), protein (12.2 mg) and iron (1.95 mg), yellow moong dal helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin and help to keep it moist.
Cook the dal for about 5 minutes or till half done on a medium flame. Stir occasionally. The dal should not be mushy and each grain of the dal should be separate. Do not use a pressure cooker as you might end up overcooking the dal.
Remove from the flame and drain the dal using a strainer. Let it cool for about 10 minutes.
Transfer the dal to a deep bowl.
Add the grated carrot. It gives the desired crunchiness to the Moong Dal ki Chaat. Carrots have the nutrient Beta Carotene which is a form of Vitamin A, helps prevent deterioration of the eye as one gets older and prevents night blindness. So use them in the chaat.
Now, add the pomegranate. They add to the bulk, seetness and also make the Moong Dal ki Chaat colourful. Pomegranate has anti-inflammatory properties. Pomegranate is considered as a heart-healthy fruit. Pomegranates contain nitrates which are shown to improve exercise performance. So use them in the moong dal chaat.
Add the chopped spring onions for the crunch and contrasting colour.
Also, add the raw mangoes to add a little tanginess to the Moong Dal ki Chaat.This step is totally optional.
Add the the chopped mint leaves for a hint of freshness.
Similarly, add the chopped coriander.
Add the green chillies for a little spice.
Add the chaat masala. No chaat, including Moong Dal ki Chaat, is complete without chaat masala.
Furthermore, add the lemon juice to perk up the flavours of the Moong Dal ki Chaat.
Finally, add a little salt to taste. Do not add too much since we have added some salt while cooking the moong dal.
Toss the Moong Dal ki Chaat with the help of 2 spoons.
Serve the healthy and tasty Moong Dal ki Chaat immediately. (The chaat becomes slimy if it is not consumed immediately)
Moong Dal ki Chaat is healthy for diabetics, weight loss and heart. The fibre (4.1 g in ¼ cup) present in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries which promotes a healthy heart in turn. Packed with nutrients like zinc (1.4 mg), protein (12.2 mg) and iron (1.95 mg), yellow moong dal helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin and help to keep it moist. Fiber, potassium and magnesium from yellow moong dal will work together to regulate blood pressure and soothe the nerves and is diabetic friendly. Carrots relieve constipation, lower blood pressure, have fibre and lower cholesterol. So enoy this healthy Moong Dal ki Chaat for diabetics, weight loss and heart.
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