Roasted Moong Dal Fry

Moong Dal (lentil) is known as Cheru Payaru Parippu in Malayalam. It is split and dehusked Green Gram (Cheru Payaru). Haldiram’s savory Moong Dal fry is something which most of us love. I was trying to make a snack similar to Haldiram’s Moong Dal fry. Though I couldn’t make it exactly like Haldiram’s, this snack was really tasty. Here is a recipe for Roasted and lightly salted Moong Dal. This recipe uses minimal ingredients and is really simple to make.

Roasted Moong Dal

Roasted Moong Dal


  1. Moong Dal – 1 Cup
  2. Salt – to taste
  3. Cooking Spray
  4. Water – as needed

Preparation Method

  1. Soak the moong dal in water for atleast 3-4 hours so that it becomes soft.
  2. Drain the water completely and transfer the dal to a paper towel.
  3. Heat a non stick pan and spray cooking oil.
  4. Add the soaked moong dal to the pan and sprinkle salt.
  5. Roast it on medium heat stirring occasionally till the water has evaporated from the dal and it starts becoming crispy.
  6. Once it becomes crisp, remove it from heat. If you continue roasting, the dal will turn hard as further water will be lost.
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4 comments to Roasted Moong Dal Fry

  • dental implants

    thanks for the recipe. I have been looking for this for a long time. Thanks again.

  • Hannah

    Thank you for posting this! I use roasted dal in a recipe for Murmura Chivda (snack food) and could not find any in the shop that wasn’t channa dal and coated in spices and preservatives. This recipe helps me to make a purer snack :o)

  • Sasi

    Can the above recipe be tried with rajma also?

    Hi Sasi,
    I haven’t tried this recipe with Rajma. I am not sure if it will come out good.


  • gokul

    What is cooking spray?

    Hi Gokul,
    Cooking spray is a spray form of an oil which is applied to frying pans and other cookware to prevent food from sticking. When used instead of oil for coating pans, the calories reduce significantly.


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