How to make Moong and Chana Crostini -

A simple topping of moong and chana dal make these crostinis very tasty.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Split Skinless Green Gram, Split Bengal Gram

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

For more recipes related to Moong and Chana Crostini checkout Moongdal Kachori, Moong Dal Vade, Peethiwali Baked Kachori, Moong Bean Dumpling . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Chakli Black Grape Pani Puri Roasted Medley On Skewers Mixed Vegetable and Beet Cutlet

Moong and Chana Crostini

Moong and Chana Crostini Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Moong and Chana Crostini Recipe

  • Split Skinless Green Gram (dhuli moong dal), soaked for 1/2 hour 1/2 cup

  • Split Bengal Gram (chana dal), soaked for 1/2 hour 1/4 cup

  • Small buns 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1/4 teaspoon

  • Spring onion with a part of the greens 4

  • Garlic cloves 6-8

  • Extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons + for drizzling

  • Lemon 1

  • A few thin strips of red capsicum


Step 1

Drain and put green gram and Bengal gram in a non-stick pan, add 1½ cup water, salt and crushed black peppercorns, mix and cook. Remove the scum as it rises to the top, reduce heat and let the grams cook.

Step 2

Cut each bun into 4 slices. Heat another non-stick pan, place the bread slices in it and toast, turning sides, till both sides are evenly golden. Switch off the heat.

Step 3

Roughly cut spring onions with the greens and put into a chopper jar and chop. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 4

Chop garlic cloves in a garlic chopper and transfer into a small bowl. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on each toast.

Step 5

When the grams are just done strain them into another bowl and let them cool. Transfer them into the chopper, add a little water and finely crush them. Add them to the spring onions in the bowl. Add garlic, salt, squeeze juice of 1 lemon and add 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil and mix well.

Step 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 tbsps extra virgin olive oil and mix well.

Step 7

Arrange the toasted bread slices on a serving platter, top with the gram mixture, garnish with red capsicum strips and serve immediately.

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