While creating a healthy diet plan for weight loss, we often overlook to put together a menu for snacks. This seemingly insignificant meal of the day actually plays a big part in our daily diet, and eating unhealthy snacks can also wreak havoc on our weight loss plan. If you want good taste but not at the cost of blowing off your diet, pick this moong dal chaat recipe. Moong dal (yellow lentil) is light but heavy with protein content, making it perfect for weight loss diet.
Moong dal chaat is quite easy to rustle up along with common and healthy foods like low-cal cucumber, pomegranate, onion and tomatoes. Coriander leaves and lemon juice add zing to the chaat and garnishing of sev tops it with some delectable crunch. Make this yummy moong dal snack for evening meal or for your guests coming over. Pomegranate adds a touch of sweetness and a fruity flavor while cucumber adds a whole lot of freshness to it. You just have to boil dal in advance and rest of the process is a cakewalk.
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Moong dal is a good source of protein.
Moong dal chaat recipe:
1/4 cup yellow moong dal
2-3 tbsp pomegranate pearls
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 small onion (or half medium onion), chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1/4 cup cucumber, cubed
Juice of half lemon
1 tsp chaat masala
Salt to taste
Sev for garnishing (optional)
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Step 1 - Soak moong dal in water for at least half an hour. Drain water.
Step 2 - Boil soaked dal in 2 cups of water till almost cooked. Make sure that dal is not too mushy and has a little crunch left.
Step 3 - Strain water and let the dal cool down to room temperature.
Step 4 - Mix dal with onion, tomato, pomegranate, green chilli and cucumber in a bowl. Flavour it with salt, lemon juice and chaat masala. Garnish with coriander leaves and sev, and serve. You can also sprinkle some red chilli powder for little more spiciness.
This healthy moong dal chaat can be a perfect addition to your protein-rich snack diet. Weight loss doesn't mean eating boring, unappetising foods and this moong dal chaat recipe is a proof.