Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Something to Munch on...

Munch on some fried green gram , seasoned with a dash of salt and spice. I used to buy these Rajbhog snacks, like the spicy green vatana and like. I liked the taste a lot and wanted to try making this at home. I have tried with whole green gram. You can make similarly with green vatana too.

Ingredients

Dash of - Red chili powder
Dash of - Garlic powder ( optional )
1 sprig - Curry leaves
Salt t taste
Oil to fry

Method

1 ) Soak green gram dal in enough water overnight or till you see it's about to sprout. Wash, drain in a colander. Spread on a paper towel to completely dry out.

2 ) To a wok or kadai, add enough oil to deep fry. Once the oil is hot, add green gram dal in small batches and fry till crisp. Drain from oil and spread on plate lined with paper towel. Immediately sprinkle some salt and chili powder. Garlic powder does add to the taste. Add garlic powder, if you like garlic taste. Fry curry leaves, till it is crisp too. Drain and mix with fried green gram dal. Cool and then store in a container.

Serve with tea.
Mansi Desai of 'Fun and Food' is hosting a "Game Night Party" event. Sending this recipe as an entry for the same.

30 comments:

Asha said...

I always buy them from the stores too, never made it at home. Looks great Pravs, will try!:)

Padmaja said...

Hot and spicy snack eh!! it looks so yummy Pravs!!!

Kalai said...

Pravs, this looks great! And it seems pretty easy too. Will definitely try this soon! Happy new year!

Seema said...

I buy store bought ones.. the Channa dhal ones specially! never tried making these at home.. These r so addictive.. But nice to much on.. a hot cup of Garam Garam chai & these & a favourite movie.. Am i dreaming :-)

DEEPA said...

Perfect snack .....great combho with chai !!!

Pravs said...

Asha : Hey, do try if you like them.

Padmaja : Thanks :) yes it is and easy to make too.

Kalai : Yes, easy to make. Happy new year to you too :)

Seema : Oh yeah, these are really addictive. You should try making with channa dal if you like channa.

Deepa : yes indeed ! :)

Sagari said...

lovely recipe pravs if I start to eat those never stops until I complete all those LOOKS DELECIOUS

Lata said...

We call this something, can't remember. Nice post.

Pravs said...

Sagari : I know.. it is the same for me too ! :D

Lata : Do let me know the name when you remember. I didn't know what to call this recipe post :)

easycrafts said...

Nice spicy and crunchy snack..

Anonymous said...

Love your site. Does green gram dal mean whole green mung beans if not could you give me the ethnic name to enable me purchase at the local Indian store.
Thanks
Neville

Pravs said...

Easycraft: Yes it is :)

Neville : Thank you :) Yes, it is the whole green mung beans. Do try and let me know.

Shella said...

What a healthy way to beat the hunger!! I love them.

Sig said...

I should start making these at home too, soo easy huh? Love that platter. :)

Rachel said...

The snack sure looks crunchy. Simple one too!

Nags said...

looks nice and crunchy!

Kamini said...

this looks so delish.. I love fried mung dal... reminds me of all thos haldiram packets..

Padma said...

I buy them at stores but not very satisfied coz the oil has a faded~old smell to it and they ended up in trash. Now ur recipe will solve my problem...thanks Pravs!

Happy cook said...

Excelent snack. I have never done them with this gram. But with channa.

Richa said...

yummmmm :)
i usually buy this from the store, looks very tempting. hv u tried the yellow moong dal as well?

vimmi said...

OHHHHHHHHHH
'I make chivda at home and fried peanuts but this is making my mouth water. have book marked this to try .

bhags said...

you surely gonna give all the haldirams and fritos a run for their money......and easy and a perfect snack

Mansi Desai said...

If I start making this at home, I'm sure I'll save tonnes of money that I spend for such snacks for my darling hubby:)

Looks great! you could actually send this to an event I'm hosting this month..check my blog for details..

Jyothsna said...

I always buy this!! Grerat to munch on!

Jyothsna said...

Btw, its RCI Kerala, looking forward to your delicious entries ;)

Shankari said...

I can live on this :)

sandhya said...

Looks great !I usually buy these from the stores. Now i can makes these at home.

Stephanie said...

Love this recipe! You can find these ingredients, haldiram's products and more at our sites:

www.HaldiramUSA.com
www.EthnicKitchens.com

Feel free to send me an email, I'd love to hear from you!

Stephanie

Stephanie@ethnickitchens.com

Aashi said...

I tried to make these but they did not come out well. Some part were good, but others were very hard. Is there any special way of frying them or soaking them.

Pravs said...

aashi : Sorry to know it didn't turn out well for you. Soaking time is important..as i said soak over night or till you can see its sprouting. Then when frying, oil has to be hot enough ( not smoking hot ).. so each time you are adding new batch to fry let the oil heat up, then add. Other than this.. this is something very easy to make and a tasty snack.