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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.
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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



  • 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


  • Wash and Soak the Split Yellow Moong Dal for 4-5 hours.
  • Lightly crush the Whole Coriander in a mortar and pestle or with the help of a rolling pin.
  • In a blender add in the soaked Moong Dal with little or no water.
  • Grind it to a coarser texture. We do not want a paste, the dal needs to be coarse.
  • Now add the crushed coriander, black pepper, ginger paste, chilly paste and salt.
  • Mix everything and in a deep wok keep the oil for frying.
  • Once the oil is hot, switch the stove to medium and drop half of the lemon size batter in the oil.
  • Take the batter in your fingers, and slide it using the thumb.
  • 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.
  • Turn in between for 2-3 times, until the pakodas are cooked from all the sides and are golden brown.
  • Serve it hot with Green coriander chutney and Chai (Tea)


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