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Enjoy the crispiness of the Moong wonder, fried vadas made from a moong dal based batter which has been spicened up with onions, chillies, garam masala powder and ginger. A crunchy protein rich tasty snack with your tea or coffee.
- Soak moong dal in 1 cup water for atleast 2 hours.
- Then drain the water and grind it in the mixer/grinder into a thick paste.
- Mix 1/2 of the chopped onions and very little salt (1/2 tspoon) to the dal paste. heat oil in a kadai or pan and make small round vadas of the paste and drop them in the heated oil.
- Deep fry them till they are golden brown. do not over fry.
- Keep them aside.
- Heat the oil (about 2 tablespoons) in a pan and add cumin seeds in it.
- Wait till they splutter and then add the other half of chopped onions in it.
- Saute the onions till golden brown or soft.
- Grind tomatoes, garlic and ginger in the mixer/grinder.
- Then add this paste to the golden brown onions.
- Add salt, turmeric powder, corriander powder, garam masala to the pan and cook for about 15 minutes.
- Once the tomato paste and spices are cooked add 1 1/2 cup of water to it and bring it to a boil.
- Dip the moong vada in the gravy and cook for another 5 -10 min
This recipe was contributed by radhikamails on 08 Jun 2004
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