Crispy Peppery Moong Dal

This month's Magic Mingle was announced with the ingredients Moong Dal and Pepper. My first thoughts were of making some variety of Pongal. But later on I was thinking that some snack would be a good choice for the kids.

I usually get the ready made Crispy Moong Dal from the local Indian stores for the kids to munch on. This time around I thought to make it a little healthy for them to enjoy and tried it the microwave way! They just disappeared in a flash!

Ingredients - 

Moong Dal 1/4 cup
Salt as needed
Pepper as needed
Oil 1/2 tsp

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak the moong dal for about 1-2 hours. Drain and air dry for a few minutes.

In a microwave safe bowl (preferably ceramic/glass) spray oil and moong dal. Mix well so the moong dal is coated with oil.

Microwave it on high for 6-7 minutes in 1 minute intervals stirring in between. Remove from the microwave when the dal turns crispy and changes color to light golden brown.

Sprinkle salt and pepper and enjoy !

Sending them to Srivalli's MEC hosted by Smitha, Sangee's 'Show me your hits - lentils and legumes' hosted by Nalini and  Kids Delight hosted by Vardhini .

Preparation Time 10 min + Soaking Time 2 hrs
Makes 1/4 cup
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, July 14, 2012


  1. Roshni Says:
  2. I am a big fan of the haldiran moong dal roast.. tried it for the first time when i was in India couple of months ago.. have seen fried versions of it since. Never knew you could make it so crunchy in a microwave.. thanks for the recipe.. good one.

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Wish to munch some..Addictive moongdal.

  5. Akila Says:
  6. superb n awesome snack...

  7. Vardhini Says:
  8. One of my most loved snacks. Thx for linking.

    Event: Kid's Delight
    Event: Only Vegan
    Event: Zucchini

  9. Now I can make haldiram moongdal at home!! Love this recipe!

  10. harini..

    I dont hv microwave . can i fry this in a pan..

  11. Archana Says:
  12. Now Haldiram can say bye bye to my pantry. Will make this at home. It will be much much better Thanks.

  13. Harini R Says:
  14. @Jyoti Valaboju - Yes, it can be fried in a pan with just the same amount of oil as mentioned in this recipe.

  15. Healthy munching snack,my favorite..Thanks for linking to the event...

  16. Jyoti Babel Says:
  17. I am definitely going to try this one.. Really healthy one!

  18. jan Says:
  19. I made it y'day turned out great!

  20. Unknown Says:
  21. this was my favorite when growing up...I remember when ever we used on train journeys....I used to pick only this! Nostalgia!

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