Moong Dal Pakodas / Tea-time snack

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Moong Dal pakodas
A perfect tea time snack for a rainy day

Moong Dal Pakodas  are popular pakodas sold by the roadside food vendors in Mumbai.  It’s a perfect snack with hot cup of evening  tea, specially  in the rainy season.  It is generally served with green coriander chutney, but is equally tasty when served with tomato ketchup. 

  

Ingredients

2 cups Moong dal (split green gram)
1 Onion (chopped) 
1 tbsp jeera (cumin seeds)
1 tbsp red chilly powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 to 3 tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped) 
Salt as per taste 
Oil for deep frying

 

Method

  • Clean, wash and soak moong dal in water for 3 to 4 hours or overnight. 
  • Drain the water and blend the moong dal to a coarse paste. 
  • Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl.
  • Add chopped onions, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, chopped coriander leaves and salt.
  • Mix it well. Heat the oil in a frying pan.
  • Drop spoonful of the mixture using your fingers and deep-fry a few pakodas at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  • Serve Moong dal pakodas with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

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