Air Fried Moong and Peas

Growing up mom used to make fried moong for snacks during festival time. She also used to add these to chivda and bhel. I completely forgot about it since I moved to Canada. Recently I saw someone posted fried moong snacks and I realized I haven’t had this for ages. I wanted to try moong in air fryer. I also had dry green peas at home so decided to give it a try in the air fryer. They both turned out awesome. This is a very easy recipe and I only used 2 teaspoon oil to prepare this snacks.

Moong and peas are high in protein and once you eliminate access oil while cooking, then they are good for you. I really like crunchy snacks and it can be filling. You can add this to any chaat to add the crunch. It’s great to take with you while travelling.

Air fryer is part of many kitchen nowadays and we try different traditional recipes using air fryer. You can find many air fryer recipes on my website. I try not to avoid deep frying. Instead, I absolutely love using appe pan for many recipes which uses very little oil. You can check out many recipes here prepared using appe pan. Since I have both, I use one as it fits for cooking.

I used 1/2 cup each dried whole moong beans and dry whole green peas. It prepared almost 1½ cup of snacks.

You need to soak beans for around 8 hours before you start the next process.

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Air Fryer

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes


1/2 cup dry whole moong beans
1/2 cup dry whole green peas
Cumin powder
Black pepper powder
Red chili powder
Oil for cooking


1. Wash and soak moong and green peas separately for 8-10 hours. Once they are double in size, drain all  the water out. This whole process is done separately for both beans.
Dry beans

2. Add the moong beans in a pot and enough water (1” higher than moong beans). Boil moong beans on high heat for 3-4 minutes until slightly soft. You can either boil green peas on high to medium heat for 15-20 minutes or pressure cook for 2-3 whistle. The idea is that green beans should remain whole but soft.

3. Once beans are cooked, remove from water using strainer. Then put these beans in separate bowls. Add 1 tsp oil, cumin powder, black pepper powder, chili powder (optional), salt in each bowl and mix seasoning well. You can add seasoning of your choice.

4. Heat the air fryer on air fry mode for 400F 20 minutes. After air fryer is preheated, add moong beans in the insert. Shake the insert after every 5 minutes. Moong beans will be crispy between 15-20 minutes. Remove in a bowl once ready. Check if any of the beans are soft or it will spoil all snacks. Follow the same process for green peas.

5. Once both beans are ready and at room temperature, store in clean dry container. You can store this for up to 2 weeks in your pantry.
Moong bean
Green Peas

Enjoy this as it is, or you can add onion, tomato, green chili, coriander mix well and eat as a chaat. You can sprinkle on sev puri, bhel, or any where you need slight crunch. They are absolutely delicious.

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Welcome to Bhavna's food journey! Join me in cooking easy, simple, healthy and delicious food. I am a mother of two adult children and understand the fast life of today's adult. Hope you will enjoy and try my recipes. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

2 thoughts

    1. Thank you Sarika. I have not tried in OPG yet. But I would use the same process but rub little more oil. Spread in tray and roast in oven at 400F. Make sure to shake the tray every few mins and keep watch so don’t get burned. Thanks for stopping by!


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