Moongdal Namkeen !!! Not Haldiram's!!!


We usually buy our namkeen from Indian stores but suddenly thought of giving it a shot, n made at home...
So started with the basic Moongdal namkeen...to my surprise it turned out exactly the same as store bought...Really crunchy n chaat masala that I added gave it the extra homie touch...
Without any further delay sharing it with you ...


Ingredients :
  • 1 cup split yellow moongdal
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder (optioanal )
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat masala
Method :


  • Wash n soak the moongdal in enough water for couple of hours ..
  • Later drain the water really well using a sieve / colander..
  • Next spread the dal on a muslin / cotton cloth as evenly as possible n allow it to dry completely at room temperature for 6 hours to overnight..
  • Drying it well is really important as we deep fry the dal ..if there is any moisture left it will splutter n spill...so be cautious..
  • Once dry collect it to a bowl..
  • Meanwhile start heating oil in a pan / kadai until moderately hot..
  • Oil level has to be just over an inch...do not add more oil as it will be difficult to fry...
  • If u have the fine net laddle use that...i just used a slotted spoon..
  • Once the oil is hot ,add the dal little by little n deep fry for 3 to 4 mins until pale yellow n crisp..
  • It will crisp up even more once it cools down...
  • Once fried remove the dal on to a paper towel ...
  • Repeat the frying until all dal is done..
  • While still hot sprinkle the red chilli powder, salt n chast masala ...or just salt according to u r choice..
Crispy n crunchy Moongdal namkeen is ready to dig in ...

A perfect tea time accompainment...

Make n enjoy with your family n friends..
A definete crowd pleaser..
We love it hope you will love it too !!!

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