We know there are limited options for snacks when it comes to healthy foods. Our cuisine offers a variety of fried snacks like pakoda, samosa, papdi chaat etc., which we all love by the way, but don't want to have every day. For healthy snacking, there's nothing better than protein-rich foods to fuel us up in the middle of a tiring day. And, when we think of protein-rich foods, dal is one of the foods that come first to our mind. So, we fetched a superb recipe of dal moth namkeen, which gives you lots of proteins along with great taste.
Dal moth namkeen is a popular snack in north India. It is made with whole masoor dal that is fried and mixed with some electrifying spices, healthy nuts and crunchy sev. If you want to, you can also make sev at home. Here's an easy homemade sev recipe. You can use aloo bhujia also instead of sev, as per your taste preference. The dal snack can be made in different ways; here we have a simple dal moth recipe for you with the addition of onions for a wholesome tea-time snack.
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Dal moth namkeen is a protein-rich snack.
Step-By-Step Dal Moth Namkeen Recipe -
(Serving - 2)
1 cup masoor dal
1 tbsp peanuts
1 tbsp cashew nuts
Half onion or 1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup sev
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder to taste
A pinch of dry mango powder (amchur)
A pinch of black salt
Half tsp chaat masala
1 tsp lemon juice (or as per your taste)
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Step 1 - Soak the mason dal for about 8 hours or overnight in water with some salt.
Step 2 - Strain the dal and lay it on a clean kitchen towel and let it dry.
Step 3 - Fry the dal in hot oil till it changes colour and turn crispy. Spread the fried dal on absorbent paper that will soak excess oil.
Step 4 - In the same pan, fry cashew nuts and peanuts till they turn brown and crispy.
Step 4 - In a large bowl, mix fried masoor dal with chopped onions, peanuts and cashew nuts. Season with salt, red chilli powder, black salt, mango powder and chaat masala. Mix well.
Step 5- Granish with sev, lemon juice and coriander leaves, and serve.
Make this protein-rich snack with masoor dal and enjoy a hearty small meal whenever hunger strikes.