fried moong dal
Last Updated : Mar 08,2018

Fried Moong Dal Glossary |Health Benefits, Nutritional Information + Recipes with Fried Moong Dal |
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Fried spicy moong daal is one of the favourite snacks that Indians love to munch as a pastime. The soaked dal is deep fried until the colour changes and the beans look crisp. Remove the fried mung dal and spread it over a napkin to soak excess oil. Mix the home made crispy daal with salt (to taste), lemon juice and chaat masala. Fried moong dal is commercially available as Namkeen under various brands like Haldiram, Lehar, etc.

How to select

The moong dal selected should be clean and without any dust, stones, etc. The packaged fried dal should be checked for expiry date and nutritional label.

Culinary uses

· Fried moong dal is enjoyed as a sanck with both alcoholoic and non-alcoholic beverages
· Prepare a spicy moong dal chaat by adding chopped onions, tomatoes, chillies, roasted peanuts and lime juice.
· Fried moong dal can be added to any vegetable preparations to add crunchiness.

How to store

Store fried yellow gram in an air tight container.

Health Benefits

· Fried gram like other lentils and pulses are good source of protein and dietary fiber
· Since they are deep fried, they tend to be high in fat content and should only be eaten in moderation.

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