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moong dal ke pakode
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Moong dal ke pakode

Moong dal ke pakode is a great companion for tea-time.
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: moong dal ke pakode, moong dal pakode
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup moong dal/yellow mung lentils
  • 1 or 2 green chilies chopped roughly
  • ½ inch ginger chopped
  • a pinch of asafoetida/heeng
  • 1 tsp whole black pepper/sabut kalimirch
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • th cup water or as required
  • salt as required
  • oil for deep frying or shallow frying

Instructions

  • Soak moong dal in enough water for about 3-4 hours or overnight.
  • Drain the water and add them to the grinder along with chopped green chilies, ginger and asafoetida.
  • Add water and grind to a coarse paste.
  • Coarsely crush the black pepper and cumin seeds in a mortar-pestle.Add these to the ground moong dal batter.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Stir the batter vigorously for a few minutes.
  • Heat oil for deep frying in a kadai or pan.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the moong dal batter in medium hot oil and fry till crisp and golden.
  • Drain the moong dal bhajiya on paper napkins to remove excess oil.
  • Serve the moong dal bhajiyas hot or warm with coriander chutney, tamarind chutney or just plain tomato ketchup.

Notes

If you have a runny batter by adding more water accidentally, add 2-3 spoons of besan/chickpea flour.