Jan 29, 2012

Crispy Fried Moong Dal Snack - Haldiram Style!

I was always a big fan of the Haldiram's Moong Dal Namkeen. A bag of those crispy fried moong dal to munch on and a book to read was all I wanted to relax on weekends! I wanted to replicate the snack at home and I almost dished out crispy moong dal that almost tasted like those of Haldiram's but mine looked a little more golden brown in color.


Ingredients
Split Yellow Moong Dal - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Instructions

  1. Soak the moong dal overnight or atleast for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Drain the water and pat the dal dry with a paper towel or a dry kitchen towel.
  3. In a heavy bottomed vessel, heat oil until it is piping hot.
  4. Once the oil reaches its smoking point, drop in a moong dal to see if it sizzles immediately. If it sizzles immediately, then the oil is ready for deep frying.
  5. Take care the oil is ready. If the oil is not at the right temperature, the dal absorbs a lot of oil. So take care the oil is at the right temperature.
  6. Deep fry the moong dal in batches and remove them once they turn crispy and golden brown. It took around 20 to 30 seconds to get them done. 
  7. Drain the dal in paper towels. Sprinkle salt to taste and mix well.
  8. Store in airtight containers.

Note: To make things easier, I used a strain to deep fry the moong dal. I took a batch of the dal and once the oil gets hot, just dip the strain into the oil. Once the dal gets fried just lift the strain from the oil and drain the moong dal in paper towels.

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48 comments:

  1. I love Haldiram's moong dhal too. Perfect crunchy snack. U have done it too well..

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  2. yummy, this recipe was always been first in my chaat list. now i know how to make them.
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  3. I like them too but never tried them at home. I will give it a try soon.

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  4. that came out very well divya good muching snack

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  5. wow!!! I love this dal in haldiram packet
    thanks for sharing
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  6. Love Haldiram's Moong Dal!!!! Looks yum!!!!

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  7. Gosh...this is something i have been wanting to prepare for a long time...nice & simple recipe there .....

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  8. Its my fav snacks. Crispy moong dal looks yummy....

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  9. these would be perfect with a cup of tea :)

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  10. I love haldirams moon dhall snack too...looks yum

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  11. we love it !! We always have a stock of haldiram moong dal at home!!

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  12. wow this is my fav snack...never tried it at home....now i will :)

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  13. That's a great snack Divya, glad you could join us for BM..

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  14. this is mouthwatering, prefer it on rainy days , on 2nd thoughts bring it even now

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  15. Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting crispy dal,feel like munching some.

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  16. I had this only once, love it...never thought can make at home. thanks for sharing :)

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  17. Love them. But never tried. Have to...

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  18. Crispy and crunchy snack,absolutely delicious...my all time favorite namkeen..

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  19. Great snack and a good one to munch on all day.. :-)

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  20. Yummy, this is my all time favorite!

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  21. One of my Fav's .....Thanks for sharing the awesome recipe.

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  22. simply superb...i'm drooling over here.

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  23. Looks crispy and yummy...I love haldirams snacks too..

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  24. love those Haldirams moong snack..would love to try at home.frying with the strainer is a neat idea :)

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  25. Ever since I was a kid, I loved chomping on fried Moong from Haldirams - the crunchy taste with that extra salt is so delicious!I never thought it could be made so easily at home Divya - thanks a bunch for the idea:)

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  26. WOW! these are my all time fav namkeen & we always buy a bag during our weekly shopping... now i know its this easy im never buyin them again :)

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  27. Simple n yummy snack.....loved it !

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  28. Oh!, this is my family favourite.., I love this paruppu so much, I make a chat and eat this.., Oh! it's such a delicious snack, Lovely clicks as always

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  29. O, i love haldiram's moong dhal snack! I can finish the whole pack in one sitting! Your love awesome!

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  30. Used to munch on so much of this back in India... Love it!

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  31. very nice and healthy snack! picture perfect!

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  32. Perfect snack for the tea time and looks so yummyyyy

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  33. I love Haldiram moong dal as well. This recipe sounds delicious.

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  34. really yummy n would suggest to try this out.

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  35. Wow - so easy and healthy too. We love to snack on this at home. Will try your recipe soon!

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  36. Does someone have ideas for a baked version of this -- which may be a little healthier :-)?

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  37. delicious!i love moongdal very much.if u ask me the question which item you like most?i will 1st give most priorty to moong dal.really moongdal is xlent. i love you moongdal.

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  38. i tried at home white moong dal became black

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  39. a suggestion for you all..
    while soaking dal.. add milk to water also... Quantity is like this..
    2 cup of water = 1 cup of milk... mix water and milk and soak it for 8-10 hours...take dal out from water n milk mixture.. put it over towel wait for 20-30 mins to let dal dry... heat oil till it start smoking .put flame on medium now.. . add dal and keep mixing it,...cook it for 2-3 mins.. taste ur dal whether is getting hard.. if getting hard.. then heat lil bit more.. and adjust it to cook.. it will take 2 times cooking to get perfect into this namkeen dal.. its so yummy....
    and dont forget to put salt into it ..

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  40. Its really so nice.. My all the time favourate food

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  41. I love Haldirams products, but they are getting alittle expensive, 350g of moong dal is about $4.00, I tried this recipe, it worked about 80%, hopefully next time my timing be better and the results as well. Thanks for posting it.

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