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Moong Dal Pakoda (Fritters)

Moong Dal Pakoda (Fritters)

Moong Dal Pakoda is a vegan and a gluten free snack, made using yellow split moong dal and a few ingredients available at home, best served along with tea.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Dal, Fritters, Gluten Free, Moong Dal, Pakoda, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Soaking Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours
Author Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 500 gms ~ 2 Cups of Split Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1 tablespoon of Whole Coriander
  • 1-2 tsp of Whole Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Green chilly paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for Deep frying

Instructions

  1. Wash and Soak the Split Yellow Moong Dal for 4-5 hours.
  2. Lightly crush the Whole Coriander in a mortar and pestle or with the help of a rolling pin.
  3. In a blender add in the soaked Moong Dal with little or no water.
  4. Grind it to a coarser texture. We do not want a paste, the dal needs to be coarse.
  5. Now add the crushed coriander, black pepper, ginger paste, chilly paste and salt.
  6. Mix everything and in a deep wok keep the oil for frying.
  7. Once the oil is hot, switch the stove to medium and drop half of the lemon size batter in the oil.
  8. Take the batter in your fingers, and slide it using the thumb.

  9. The frying has to be on slow to medium, or else the dal will not be cooked properly and you will get raw or uncooked pakodas.
  10. Turn in between for 2-3 times, until the pakodas are cooked from all the sides and are golden brown.
  11. Serve it hot with Green coriander chutney and Chai (Tea)

Recipe Notes

The frying has to be done on slow to medium or else the pakodas would be left uncooked.