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. 



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



  • 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 hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup.




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