Dal Namkeen Recipe – Dalmoth namkeen recipe – Fried Chana Daal

    Dal Namkeen Recipe – Dalmoth namkeen recipe – Fried Chana Daal

    Dal Namkeen is a traditional indian dry snack. It is also known as Dalmoth in some parts of India. This quick and easy recipe of Dal namkeen is made of fried lentils. It can be easily prepared at home and stored for a long period of time as they have a longer shelf life. This spicy and savory snack can be served to guests or can be munched on anytime, i am sure everyone will love it.

    Here is a quick and easy recipe of Dal Namkeen with pictures. Serve these crispy and spicy dalmoth namkeen along with piping hot cup of tea or coffee  and make your snacktime more fun.

    Directions

    Getting ready:

    Rinse the chana dal thoroughly under running water and keep them drenched in water along with ½ tsp of baking soda for 8 hours. Later, drain out the excess water and spread the dal on a muslin cloth for 15 to 20 minutes to remove the extra water from them. Do the same with masoor dal as well.

    Dalmoth namkeenMaking:

    Heat enough oil in a wok to deep fry the dal. When the oil reaches the smoking point, put the chana dal in the wok. Stir in between and fry them on high flame till they start floating on the surface of the oil.

    Dalmoth namkeen

    After 3.5 to 4 minutes, dal will rise to the surface of the oil. Reduce the flame and drain out the dal with slotted ladle on a strainer kept over a plate.

    Dalmoth namkeen

    Now put the masoor dal to the hot oil and similarly fry them on high flame.

    Dalmoth namkeen

    Once the masoor dal comes to the surface of the oil, drain out them in the strainer. It took 3 minutes to fry the masoor dal aptly.

    Dalmoth namkeen

    Transfer both the fried dal into different bowls.

    Dalmoth namkeen

    Add ¾ tsp of the masala powder prepared with salt, black salt, red chilly powder, black pepper powder, asafoetida, roasted cumin powder and dry mango powder to both the fried dal and mix thoroughly. Dalmoth are ready.

    Dalmoth namkeenServing:

    Serve these crispy and spicy dalmoth namkeen along with piping hot cup of tea or coffee. Store them in an container once they cools off completely.

    Suggestion

    • Frying time varies to the size of the dal, moong dal takes 2 to 2.5 minutes to get fried properly. So, drain out the dal once they start floating on the surface of the oil.
    Dal Namkeen Recipe - Dalmoth namkeen recipe - Fried Chana Daal
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    Recipe type: Namkeen
    Cuisine: Indian
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    Serves: 4
     
    Ingredients
    • Chana dal – 2 cups (400 grams)
    • Masoor dal – 2 cups (400 grams)
    • Oil – to fry the dal
    • Masala powder – 1.5 tsp
    Instructions
    1. Rinse the chana dal thoroughly under running water and keep them drenched in water along with ½ tsp of baking soda for 8 hours. Later, drain out the excess water and spread the dal on a muslin cloth for 15 to 20 minutes to remove the extra water from them. Do the same with masoor dal as well.
    2. Heat enough oil in a wok to deep fry the dal. When the oil reaches the smoking point, put the chana dal in the wok. Stir in between and fry them on high flame till they start floating on the surface of the oil.
    3. After 3.5 to 4 minutes, dal will rise to the surface of the oil. Reduce the flame and drain out the dal with slotted ladle on a strainer kept over a plate.
    4. Now put the masoor dal to the hot oil and similarly fry them on high flame.
    5. Once the masoor dal comes to the surface of the oil, drain out them in the strainer. It took 3 minutes to fry the masoor dal aptly.
    6. Transfer both the fried dal into different bowls.
    7. Add ¾ tsp of the masala powder prepared with salt, black salt, red chilly powder, black pepper powder, asafoetida, roasted cumin powder and dry mango powder to both the fried dal and mix thoroughly. Dalmoth are ready.
    8. Serve these crispy and spicy dalmoth namkeen along with piping hot cup of tea or coffee. Store them in an container once they cools off completely.

     

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