Sunday, June 23, 2013

Microwave roasted moong dal

Saturday evening, I felt like eating moong dal along with tea. Too lazy to go out and buy a haldiram's packet, I thought of making it at home. I googled and found many microwave  roasted recipes. I tried this one. It does not turn out as light as the haldiram's one and it is a little crunchier rather than crispier. Still it is worth a try as it is much healthier than the deep fried version.


Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp


Soak the moong dal in water for about 30 mins
Drain out the water and pat the moong dal dry
Place in a microwaveable plate and microwave on high for 2 mins
Allow it to cool a little and using a fork separate out the moong dal into individual grains
Microwave again for 1 min
Add the oil, salt and chilli powder and mix using your hands. Ensure the oil coats evenly.
Microwave on high for 1 min.
Remove from microwave oven and use a fork to mix the dal
Microwave again for 1 min.
Cool it and store in airtight container. If it does not crisp up, place it again in the microwave for 1-2 mins.


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  3. The other decent advantage that you get while doing such a lot of searing and preparing is not warming the kitchen to such an extent.