Moong dal Pakoda

In the rainy season everyone likes to eat hot and crispy pakodas along with tea. But if you are bored of eating potato-onion pakoras every monsoon, then try moong dal pakodas in this monsoon. This is tasty, crispy Pakoda recipe which can be made easily anytime. Also Moong Dal Vada/ Pakoda is Indian Street food served with grated radish and onion juliens with chutney. Let’s know what is the recipe to make it.

Ingredients for Moong Dal Pakoda:

  • 1 cup Moong dal (Yellow Split Moong Dal)
  • 1 Green Chilli chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 Pinch Heeng (Asofoetida)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil – for deep frying

How to Make Moong Dal Pakodas

  • Firstly Wash the moong dal thoroughly and soak it in water for two hours.
  • Remove the lentils after two hours. Grind the lentils with two spoons of water and chilli in a grinder.
  • Take this mixture out in a big bowl and add heeng, coriander and salt and mix it.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add about a teaspoon of mixture with your fingers.
  • Then Fry the moong dal pakodas until golden over low flame.
  • Finally Serve hot with green and sweet chutney and Masala Chai.

Recipe Notes:

  • I personally prefer to keep the powder of Moong Dal prepared. When needed then just make a mixture with water and keep it for around 20 minutes.
  • Fry over low flame to get crispy and properly cooked pakodas.
  • Add finely chopped curry leaves and chopped onion for more flavours.
  • In case you have prepared large amount of pakodas then don’t worry, store in fridge and make moong dal pakoda curry.
  • Indian street food style Moong dal vada is served with grated radish (mooli) and onion juliens with chutney.