Moong Balls


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Spicy balls made of moong beans, draped with spicy mixture, a delicious snack or starter.

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Preparation Time: 2 hrs
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Makes 3 to 4 servings
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  1. Wash and soak the moong in enough water for 2-3 hours.
  2. Drain adn blend in a mixer to a thick paste. Keep aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, add 4 tbsp of the spicy mixture, salt, chilli powder, cumin seeds powder and saute till the paste turns golden brown and oil leaves the sides of the pan.
  4. Add the moong paste and saute for more 3 minutes or till the mixture becomes dry and thick enough.
  5. Put this batter in a plate and let it cool.
  6. Once cooled, make small-2 balls out of it.
  7. Now take another pan and heat 2-3 tbsp oil, crackle the hing and green chillies, add chopped onions and saute it until it turns pinkish.
  8. Add rest of the spicy mixture, a pinch of salt, turmeric powder, garam masala and keep on sauteing it until becomes golden and starts leaving oil in the pan.
  9. Add the balls to this mixture and mix them very carefully with light handed so that they should retain their shapes.
  10. Sprinkle the coriander over the balls and serve.
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