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Whole Moong Chaat | Gluten Free | Chaat Recipes

How can we possibly have a protein rich Blogging marathon without a chaat ? As you would know by now, am quite fond of street food and although laborious I prefer to make them at home not just for hygiene (which is the most important reason) but also to feed the kids a sumptuous snack once they are back from snack. After two idli recipes in a row, make room for some chaat :p

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If you are a chaat lover like me, check the following list to make these yummy snacks at home. 

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Let’s now get to today’s quick to make recipe which takes more time to type this recipe and edit the pictures than to make it. If you have a batch of homemade moong sprouts this is a snack that comes together in under 10 mins. I made this for lunch last weekend and it was quite filling. 

Notes

Onions are optional so add if you like them

You can also add boiled potatoes, crumbled sweet peas, sautéed cabbage to make this more nutritious.

The yoghurt in this recipe is totally optional but rounds off the flavours,so totally recommend it. Vegans can substitute curd with cashew curd or peanut curd for a similar taste. 

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Gluten free , almost oil-free, fuss free and wholesome. That’s my kind of snack. What’s your favourite ? 

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Moong Chaat | GF and wholegrain snack

Cuisine : Indian, Course : Snack / appetiser

Prep -5 mins, cook – 10 mins, Serves -1

  • Moong sprouts (you can also use cooked whole moong to save further time) – 1/2 cup
  • Onion – 1 tbsp
  • Tomatoes – 1 tbsp
  • Oil -1/2 tsp
  • Cumin – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric – a pinch
  • Red chilli powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder, roasted cumin powder – all to taste 
  • Salt – 1/3 tsp

Topping 

  • Beaten yoghurt – 1/2 cup
  • Chopped tomatoes and onions
  • Green coriander 
  • Roasted cumin powder
  • Chaat masala 

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Method:

  1. Boil moong with a pinch of turmeric and little salt till soft. If using cooked whole moong, skip this step
  2. Sauté onions tomatoes with spluttered cumin in a pan with 1/2 tsp oil. Once onions turn translucent and the tomatoes get soft, add the spice powders, salt and mix well.
  3. Add the moong sprouts with the boiled water and let it cook. Mash a few moong to give it texture. 
  4. If using mashed potatoes and sautéed cabbage, add now
  5. Let it simmer for 4 mins on medium till a thickish consistency is reached.
  6. Serve hot/ warm in a bowl with the toppings indicated
  7. You may also add a handful of sev / gram flour snack to give that extra texture

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15 Comments

  1. vaishali sabnani

    I love street Food , and can survive on it for a life time ! Seriously this sprout chat is one of the most delicious and healthy chats one can ever eat . What man ! Early morning chat ke darshan ab I feel like eating .????

  2. Gayathri Kumar

    Chat is one of my favourite snack options and yeah, I too prefer to make it at home. This chat is so nutritious and I would never omit the yogurt or onions as those are the ingredients which lift up any chat recipe..

  3. I guess this moong dal is the most done dish today..and this chat form is so inviting!

  4. cookingwithsapana

    Moong sprouts chaat reminds me of CP days. looks so tempting and absolute guilt free protein packed chaat.

  5. Guilt free chaat. Can gobble up that entire plate.

  6. Nalini's Kitchen

    This is one such guilt free chat,wish to have.

  7. I love your chaat recipes Kalyani! They make me drool every time. This one again looks so yum plus it's healthy. What more to ask for?

  8. Love it Kalyani. Must make it for the kiddo she will love it.

  9. Omg, this gluten free moongdal chaat is a real torture Kalyani, wish i get that plate rite from my lappy screen, so tempting and alluring.

  10. Sharmila kingsly

    Guess what this was in my to do list and somehow made that as a sundal ,which will be posting next week .Chaat looks so tempting!!

  11. This is definitely a wholesome chat. This chat definitely makes my day. – Anlet Prince ( http://www.Annslittlecorner.com)

  12. I am a chaat fan as well (who isn't!!) but i never make it at home. But maybe it's time to start it since it's amazing to feed your family this delicious stuff

  13. What a delicious way to serve sprouted moong, in the form of a chaat. I love my chaats but have to make them at home as we don't get all of them in the few Indian restaurants.

  14. Must be an interesting and healthy recipes for chaat-lovers.

  15. Such a healthy chaat! Looks so delicious.Never made this but not planning to after diwali. Am sure the kids will love this!

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