April 13, 2016

Roasted Moong Daal/Roasted Mung Beans

"Moong Daal Snack is something which most of us is a big fan. This recipe is about the roasted version of deep fried Moong Daal. I agree deep fried version taste awesome but roasted one taste equally good. This recipe require very few ingredients, so let’s get started for  this guilt free tea time snack."

Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category:  Appetizers & Snacks
Soak Time: 2 Hours | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook time: 20 Minutes | serving: 1cup


Yellow split Moong daal/Split Mung Beans
1 cup
½ Tsp.
To  taste
Black pepper powder/ Red chili powder/ Chaat masala
To  taste
Milk for soaking (Optional)
4-6 Tbsp.

Step By Step Instruction: [Hide Images]

  1. Wash and soak the moong dal in 4-6 Tbsp. of milk for 5 minutes or till milk is fully absorbed. This step is optional but I prefer as moong daal grain are soaked to depth. When milk is absorbed, soak the daal in enough water for minimum 2 hours. 
  2. Drain the water completely and dry the daal in a paper towel for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan and coat or spray oil.
  4. Add the soaked moong daal to the pan and roast it on medium heat stirring occasionally till the water has evaporated from the daal and it starts becoming crispy.
  5. Stir very carefully in beginning as daal may break. Once it becomes crisp, remove it from heat, otherwise daal will turn hard.
  6. Once done add black pepper powder, salt or chaat masala as required. Roasted moong daal can be stored in an air tight container for couple of weeks.
  7. Enjoy with tea or Coffee.


  1. Hi ,
    I tried this today but my moong daal turned brown, though I roasted on medium only. and even it shrunk in size I feel. what I'm doing wrong. Thanks

    1. Hi,
      Daal do shrink a bit while roasting. And the thickness of pan or wok may effect the heat. If it is turning burning, reduce your flame or alternatively use thick bottom pan. Hope this will help. Do let me know how it turn out when you try it next time.

    2. Thanks for replying. sure will do. one question, by the way when you roast it then it comes the way you have posted in the pic ? (it looks just like store bought).

    3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    4. Hello Rinku
      Yes it will come exactly how it looks like in posted pic of my blog.
      Thanks. :-)