Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Fried Spicy Crispy Moong Dal using Microwave

                      The weather is absolutely fine. The cool, windy evening with some drizzles in between, makes the evening pure. This increased the thirst for a cup of ginger tea and a crunchy snack. Fine evening or weather, with a cup of tea and crunchy snack would make a best team. Yep, made this moong dal fry for halting my whole day.

                                As many, I am also a huge fan of Haldiram's Fried Moong Dal. They would be a best accompaniment for my long lonely travels. And for people like me, nowadays even small packs are available.

                                   Started making fried moong dal. But after soaking the moong dal, found my ladle (ladle with small holes) for oil frying, missing. Yes, my daughter was playing with it yesterday, while making food for her toys. Remembered my sister's tip on frying pappad using microwave. Hence tried out the moong dal with microwave frying in intervals. They turned out well too.

Prep Time 20 mins
Cooking Time 5 mins


1 cup Moong Dal
1 tsp Oil
As per Taste Salt
As per Taste Red Chilly Powder


1) First soak moong dal for 20 minutes. 
2) Then drain off the water and spread it in a towel or tissue for drying.


3) Dry roast the moong dal in a kadai in medium flame. In a microwave safe vessel, put the moong dal and microwave it for one minute.
4) Once done, toss it, add oil, salt and chilly powder and mix well. Again microwave for two minutes.


5) Allow it to cool down. Hence your crunchy, low fat moong dal is ready.


  • You can also avoid the step 3 of dry roasting the moong dal in kadai. Instead you will have to microwave the moong dal, first for two minutes and toss it and again for two minutes. 

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