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Moong Dal Namkeen | Fried Moong Dal

moong dal namkeen recipe

Crunchy fried snacks hold timeless appeal, perfect for any season—be it winter, summer, or monsoon. Satisfy your snack cravings with this easy-to-make, bulk-storable delight: fried Moong dal, also known as the beloved Moong dal Namkeen. Enjoy the global fame of Haldiram Namkeens right in your home by crafting this delectable Haldiram-style namkeen. Indulge in the simplicity and tastiness of this homemade treat!
benefits of Moong:
Moong dal, derived from mung beans, is a nutritional powerhouse with a myriad of health benefits. Packed with protein, it promotes muscle growth and repair, making it an excellent choice for vegetarians and vegans. Its high fiber content aids digestion, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and contributes to a healthy heart. Additionally, moong dal is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, supporting overall well-being. Its versatility allows for diverse culinary creations, providing both taste and health benefits in every bite. Incorporating moong dal into your diet can be a delicious and nutritious way to enhance your overall nutritional intake.
you should also try:
moong dal pakoda
Moong dal rasam
Moong dosa without rice

Moong Dal Namkeen

Moong Dal Namkeen | Fried Moong Dal

Detailed video instructions for making Moong Dal Namkeen
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • 1 gram cup hesaru bele/greendal / Moong dal
  • 2 pinches or 1/4 tsp pinches or 1/4cooking/baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp chat masala or black salt
  • 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2red 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


  • Wash the moong dal 3 to 4 times and soak it in enough water, add soda to this and mix it.
  • Soak it for 3 to 4 hours
  • 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:

  • Heat enough oil in a wok on medium heat. you can use fine mesh steel strainer to fry the dals ,
  • Or you can directly add the dal to the oil.
  • 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.
  • Stir it in between to make sure the dals fry evenly.
  • Now transfer it onto a paper towel
  • Repeat the same procedure.
  • Before you transfer the second set of fried dal, transfer the previous one to the separate bowl
  • important thing to remember is don't wait for the dals to turn golden brown.
  • 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 .