This is a quick and healthy dish full of protein, calcium and fibre and can be loaded with fruits and vegetables. .Chat masala is optional but it does enhance the taste and is easily available at most indian grocery store.
This chaat is a healthy , tasty, nutritious and flavorful dish which can be served as salad or snack . Cranberries and raw mangoes perks it up .
Makes 4 servings
1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
salt to taste
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup cranberries
1/4 cup olives ( optional )
2 tbs chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped raw green mangoes
1 tbsp finely chopped mint / pudina leaves
2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro / coriander leaves
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies ( optional )
1 tsp chaat masala ( optional )
4 tsp lemon juice
Clean, wash and soak the moong dal in enough water for 2 hours ( it cqn be soaked over night too ) and drain well.
Combine 2cups of water, drained moong dal and salt in a pan and cook it on medium heat till dal is 3/4 done, while stirring occasionally. Make sure that each grain is separate.
Strain the dal using a strainer and keep aside to cool for 10 minutes.
Combine all the ingredients, including the moong dal, in a large bowl and toss well.