Moong and Chana Crostini

A flavorful twist on the classic Italian appetizer, featuring crispy slices of toasted buns topped with a mixture of mashed moong (mung beans) and chana (chickpeas), seasoned with herbs and spices for a satisfying crunch with every bite. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel.

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Moong and Chana Crostini

Moong and Chana Crostini


Main Ingredients Split Skinless Green Gram, Split Bengal Gram
Cuisine Fusion
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg


  • ½ cup split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal), soaked
  • ¼ cup split Bengal gram (chana dal), soaked
  • 4 small buns
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed black peppercorns
  • 4 spring onion with greens
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil + to drizzle
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 lemon
  • A few thin strips of red capsicum


  1. Drain and put green gram and Bengal gram in a non-stick pan, add 1 cup water, salt and crushed black peppercorns and cook. Remove the scum as it rises to the top, reduce heat and let the grams cook.
  2. Cut the buns into 4 slices each. Heat another non-stick pan, place the bread slices in it and toast.
  3. Roughly cut spring onions with the greens and put into a chopper jar and chop. 
  4. Flip the bread slices so that they get toasted on the other side too. When they evenly toasted on both sides, switch off the heat.
  5. Put the spring onions in a bowl. Chop garlic cloves and add to the bowl. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on each toast.
  6. When the grams are just done strain them and let them cool.  Crush them in the chopper with a little water and add to the spring onion mixture in the bowl. Add salt, juice of 1 lemon and 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and mix well.
  7. Arrange the bread toasts on a serving plate, top with the gram mixture, garnish with red capsicum strips and serve.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1148
Carbohydrates 162.9
Protein 45.5
Fat 34.9
Other Fiber 18.5 gm