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Fried Moong Dal | Moong Dal Namkeen | Easy snack Recipe

Fried Moong Dal is very easy to make snack and almost everyone loves this snack.

Fried snacks are always evergreen. Whether it is winter, summer, or monsoon time – everyone will be craving for these fried snacks. One of the easiest snack we can make in bulk and store is this fried Moong dal or popularly Moong dal Namkeen. Haldiram Namkeens are world famous 🙂 we can have the same Haldiram style namkeen at home now. Try this easy and tasty snack!

Other Chaat recipes you may want to try – churumuri 1, churumuri 2, Masala puri, Paani Puri 

Ingredients for making Fried Moong Dal:

  • 1 cup hesaru bele/green gram dal / Moong dal
  • 2 pinches or 1/4 tsp cooking/baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp chat masala or black salt
  • 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • you can make it with only salt, or with chillies or pepper powder and salt.
  • 2 to 3 cups of water to soak the dal
  • oil to fry the dal


  1. Wash the moong dal 3 to 4 times and soak it in enough water, add soda to this and mix it.
  2. Soak it for 3 to 4 hours
  3. rinse the dal again, then drain the water and spread it on thick cotton towel for 1 to 2 hours or until all the water is absorbed. make sure not to dry completely. The dals should have the moisture in it.

To fry the dal:

  1. Heat enough oil in a wok on medium heat. you can use fine mesh steel strainer to fry the dals ,
  2. Or you can directly add the dal to the oil.
  3. Once the oil is hot enough (to check add some soaked dals it has to come up immediately) put the dals in the strainer or add it directly to oil, fry it until the dals turn golden yellow or until the sound subsides.
  4. Stir it in between to make sure the dals fry evenly.
  5. Now transfer it onto a paper towel
  6. Repeat the same procedure.
  7. Before you transfer the second set of fried dal, transfer the previous one to the separate bowl
  8. important thing to remember is don’t wait for the dals to turn golden brown.
  9. Once all the dals fried,add salt, chaat masala, and chilli powder mix it well and ENJOY


  • You can make moong dal chaat by adding chopped onion, cilantro , grated carrot and congress kadlekai .