Fried Moong Dal – Microwave Version
I love fried moong dal and every time I eat it, it reminds me of my childhood days when I used to eat this at the movie theater. A couple of decades back, before the days of pizzas and burgers, they used to sell this moon dal in tiny packets.
- ½ cup Moong dal / Payatham Paruppu
- ½ cup Baking soda
- to taste Salt
- ½ teaspoon Red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Oil
Wash the moong dal and soak it along with baking soda for at least 30 minutes. I made two batches and once I soaked it for 2 hours and the other time I soaked it overnight. Both of them yielded similar results.
Drain the dal completely and dry them as much as you can by placing it in a kitchen towel. Make sure that the dal is as dry as you can get.
Place the dried dal in a microwave-safe wide bowl and add 1 teaspoon of oil to it. Mix well. I used my pyres 8-inch square baking pan.
Microwave it on high for about 8 minutes, stirring it after each minute. The dal could lump up when baking, make sure you break the lumps and give it a good stir every minute.
At the end of the 8 minutes, you will notice that the dal is all crunchy. Add salt and chili powder at this stage and mix well.
Store in an air-tight container and happy munching!
Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16462mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 496IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4mg