Moong Dal Pakoda (Mumbai Roadside Recipes) Video by Tarla Dalal

Moong Dal Pakoda (Mumbai Roadside Recipes) Video by Tarla Dalal

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A batter of soaked moong dal perked up with spices and green chillies results in a delicious deep-fried snack, which is partly crispy, partly soft and partly chewy too. The Moong Dal Pakoda, with its unique texture, is an all-time favourite ware sold by the roadside food vendors of Mumbai. Part of the magic is worked by the combination of chutneys that it is served with, so make sure you include them in your serving plans.


Recipe Description for Moong Dal Pakoda, Moong Dal Bhajiya

Soaking Time:  2 hours
Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Makes 4 servings
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For Moong Dal Pakoda
1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
1 tsp coarsely crushed coriander (dhania) seeds
1/2 tsp coarsely crushed black pepper (kalimirch)
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving With Moong Dal Pakoda
meetha chutney
teekha chutney
sukha lehsun ka chutney


For moong dal pakoda

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}moong dal pakoda{/span}, clean, wash and soak the moong dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 2 hours. Drain well.
  2. Combine the soaked and drained yellow moong dal and green chillies in a mixer and blend to a coarse paste using approx. 2 tbsp of water.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the coriander seeds, peppercorns and salt and mix well.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, 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.
  5. Repeat step 4 to make more pakodas.
  6. Serve the {span class="bold1"}moong dal pakoda{/span} immediately with meetha chutney, green chutney and sukha lehsun ka chutney.

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RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook

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