Quick, easy, healthy and tasty chaat recipe. Multani moong chawal recipe from my Multani cuisine series that comes from my grandma's kitchen.
There are few Multani recipes which are part of my regular meals from quite sometime. One of them is Multani moong chawal chaat. Dal Chawal is considered one of the best combinations as far as nutritious and comforting meals are concerned. And this recipe is a great to eat this dal chawal combination in slightly different way.
This is actually a chaat recipe which has both Dal and Chawal, in which sprouted mung/moong beans and boiled rice are tossed with chopped green chilli, crunchy red onion and few other ingredients and served as a chaat which is actually very healthy. So tell me what's not to love about it 🙂
Whole Sprouted moong dal is actually very healthy and is a great source of nutrition. If you check the nutrition is raw sprouted whole moong beans you will be surprised to know how much nutrition 1 cup of raw moong beans pack for just 31 calories.
1 cup of raw moong sprouts has 31 calories, packs 3g protein, 2g dietary fiber, and many micronutrients manganese, potassium, magnesium, folate, copper, zinc and various B vitamins and no fat at all. Now ! Can you beat that.
Why Mid-day Snacking is Important to Me
Thanks to my fluctuating blood sugar which often comes towards low side, snacking or eating between the meals is one thing that now has become a habit. Rather than eating big three meals I feel better if I eat some mid morning snack and an evening snack too.
But the problem with snacking is, more often than not you end up eating more than what is actually required. So If you are not careful in choosing better snacking options your calorie allowance for the day may suffer. Ideally I keep this limited to a snack that is somewhere from 125-150 calories except few times when it is more like 200cal/snack.
This Multani moong chawal is for the days when I want to keep it towards lower side of about 100 calories snack.
- 210 grams moong whole sprouted (2 cup)
- 100 grams basmati rice cooked (.4Cup)
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 2 green chilli chopped
- 1 tablespoon masala multani
- 2 tbsps coriander / cilantro chopped
- 1 tablespoon mint chutney
- Steam whole sprouted moong dal in a steamer. If you don't have steamer, place moong beans in a strainer which is placed on a pot of boiling water cover it with a plate and cook for 7-8 minutes.
- Now in a bowl add this sprouted and steamed moong beans cooked basmati rice (you can make fresh or use leftovers) and add rest of the ingredients one by one.
- Toss them to combine well and enjoy the spicy and tangy Multani moong chawal chaat.