The worst part of dieting is craving for some mid morning or evening snacks to munch along with green tea or tea. Boiled veggies, Sundal varieties, Soup etc can be served as snacks but the happiness of munching the crispy fried ones will be missed right. Yeah ! So, no more longing for fried ones, just roast a healthy dal with a teaspoon of oil along with spices and munch without guilt. I have used green gram or green moong in this recipe which is an excellent ingredient for weight loss, as it is low in fat and rich in protein and fiber. This curbs our craving and keep us full for long time. It lowers cholesterol and rich in vitamin A, B, C and E.
Here comes the recipe for spicy and tasty diet friendly snack...
1 Cup Green gram / Pacha payir / Green Moong
1 Tsp Olive oil
1/2 Tsp Chilli powder
1/2 Tsp Chaat Masala powder
3 - 4 Garlic pods, with skin
Salt to taste
Wash and soak the green gram for 5 - 6 hours or over night.
Drain the water and spread the soaked green gram on a kitchen towel to remove the extra moisture.
Once the dal is completely dry, remove from the towel and keep aside.
Place a foil on a baking tray and spread the green gram on it.
Add olive oil followed by chilli powder, garlic pods, chaat masala and salt on the green gram.
Mix well and spread evenly.
Preheat the oven and place the baking tray to roast it in a grill mode for about 20 - 25 minutes.
Remove and toss the baking tray in middle of roasting to get the crispness evenly.
Keep an eye on the last stage of roasting to avoid getting burnt.
Once the green gram gets its crunchiness, remove from the oven, cool and store it in an air tight container.
Serving Options :
Serve it with green tea or regular tea.