Nutritional Facts of Fried Moong Dal, Savoury Jar Snack, Calories in Fried Moong Dal, Savoury Jar Snack

by Tarla Dalal
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Equipment
Non-stick Pan

Occasion & Party
Picnic Dry Snacks

How many calories does one cup of Fried Moong Dal have?

One cup of Fried Moong Dal gives 653 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 243 calories, proteins account for 99 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 310 calories.  One cup of Fried Moong Dal provides about 33 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view. Fried Moong Dal recipes. is a savoury snack that is popular all over India. This crispy namkeen is made by deep-frying soaked moong dal and seasoning it with salt.

Although it sounds so simple, it has an awesome flavour that makes you want more! Make sure you remove the moong dal from the oil when it’s crisp but still golden yellow in colour. It should not turn brown.

Serve this delicious Indian snack with tea. After cooling completely, you can store it in a dry, airtight container for a week.

Is Fried Moong Dal healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. 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.  Fiberpotassium and magnesium from yellow moong dal will work together to regulate blood pressure and soothe the nerves and is diabetic friendly. See here for details of 7 amazing benefits of yellow moong dal.

What's the problem?

1. Deep fried foods : This recipe is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. So you have given the cells in your body the right food to stay healthy and that is so important in staying disease free for the rest of your life.  

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Fried Moong Dal?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss.  Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. 

Here are some Healthy Indian snack options.

You can have Baked Samosa with mixed sproutsMatarsutir Kachori,  Oats Moong Dal TikkiBaked methi muthia recipe,  Zunka recipemoong dal dhokla recipe bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe , baked palak jowar murukkumini jowar pancakesoats upmabaked sev , baked whole wheat purispaneer pudina tikki or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

Can healthy individuals have Fried Moong Dal?

No. Avoid all deep fried food.

Fried Moong Dal is high in

1. Protein : Protein is required for the managing the wear and tear of all cells of the body. 

2. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.

3. Zinc : Zinc  is involved in collagen synthesis and this helps repair skin and helps build immunity. 

4. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

5. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent the spike in blood sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables, moong, oats, matki, whole grains.

6. Potassium Potassium is critical for those with high blood pressure as it lessen the impact of sodium. Eat more avocados, bananas, watermelons, papaya, plums and grapefruits. 

7. Vitamin B3 (niacin) : Vitamin B3 helps in brain functioning and mental health. Also healthy skin formation.  

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

8 Pointers to get healthy on a Indian diet

1. Eat healthy and say yes to good home cooked food. Prefer whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, barley and healthy flours like bajra flour, jowar flour, quinoa flour, wheat flour etc. rather than refined ones like maida. Have healthy Indian fats like ghee, coconut, coconut oil in your diet.

2. Opt out of junk food, packaged food, deep fried foods. Prefer steamed snacks and other non-fried snacks. Check out some Healthy Indian Snacks. Remember to eat small frequent meals through the day as that will keep you always full and prevent your blood sugar from dropping. By starving your body through some diet, will not help you one bit. In fact, dieting will make you binge on 2 to 3 meals which is not good. 

3. Have 4 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruit is a must. Follow the logic of a vegetable in each main meal of the day and a fruit in-between meals. Check out a few Healthy Indian Soups and Healthy Indian Salads  recipes using this food group.           

4. Cut down on sugar and salt in your diet and pick honey ( very small amounts) or dates to sweeten your food. Slowly cut the sugar habit as this is not going to happen over night. Sugar  is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 

Salt and blood pressure. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the main reasons for high blood pressure is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes. 

This is not true. Bajra and jowar are rich in potassium and critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

5. Befriend a few healthy seeds and nuts like chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds. 

6.  Sprouts are called ‘living food’. They are high is most nutrients and easy to digest as well. Let them feature in your meals at least thrice a week. Also Read : All Benefits about Sprouts

7.  Exercise 45 minutes every day. No excuse. You can walk fast, run, do weights, play your favourite sport or go to the gym. No activity reduces muscle tissue which will lead to muscke loss and all kinds of problems with that. 

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover and makes you look much younger. Also getting good sleep prevent muscle loss. 

How to burn 653 calories that come from Fried Moong Dal?

Walking (6 kmph) = 3 hrs 16 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 1 hr 5 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 1 hr 27 mins               

Swimming (2 kmph) = 1 hr 52 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per cup% Daily Values
Energy653 cal33%
Protein24.8 g45%
Carbohydrates60.7 g20%
Fiber8.3 g33%
Fat34.5 g52%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A349.7 mcg7%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.5 mg50%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.2 mg18%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)2.4 mg20%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)141.9 mcg71%
MINERALS
Calcium76 mg13%
Iron4 mg19%
Magnesium0 mg0%
Phosphorus0 mg0%
Sodium27.6 mg1%
Potassium1165.3 mg25%
Zinc2.8 mg28%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Fried Moong Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
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 on 30 Jan 20 06:45 AM


Hi Tarla, I liked your suggestion that fired moong dal is not healthly. But I would suggest that please dont calculate calories based on one cup tow cup. Please measure it in gram so that we can put things in practical diet. People do calculate calories and eat things. and people like me use your website to know calories with recipes as well.
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Tarla Dalal    Mikin, good to hear from you. 90% of our calories analysis are given per serving and not per cup. Grams are not possible so we go by logic on what a person normally eats. My suggestion to you is eat clean food and understand how we have analysed the ingredients and as that will give you a clear picture of what is healthy in Indian food. There are thousands of recipes where we have analysed them and this gets updated daily. Keep asking your questions against the calorie pages and we will clear your doubts.
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31 Jan 20 10:04 AM
Fried Moong Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
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 on 10 Oct 19 06:23 PM


I have tried it.. it is very tasty and healthy. I takes it with milk than its taste double delicious, best cheap source of protein 👌💪
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Tarla Dalal    Vikram, thanks for the feedback.
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11 Oct 19 01:52 PM