Moong Dal Vada Recipe

Moong Dal Vada Recipe

Moong Dal Vada is the smooth blend of soaked yellow moong dal, onion and spices. This is the most easiest snack dish, which can be enjoyed on daily basis, specially in monsoon. Try these vada in your own kitchen and enjoy them with a cup of evening tea.Moong Dal Vada Recipe

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Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 cups yellow moong dal
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 inch ginger piece
  • 2 green chillies, seeded
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Bengal gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • A pinch of black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Fresh coriander leaves thinly chopped

How to make Moong Dal Vada:

  1. Rinse moong dal in running water and soak in 4 cups of water for about 3-4 hours.Soaked moong dal
  2. Drain the water and put dal in a blender.Put soaked dal in blender
  3. Blend into a smooth paste by gradually adding little water.Blend dal into a smooth paste
  4. Add thinly chopped onion into dal paste and mix well.
  5. Crush the green chillies and ginger with the help of  mortar and pestle and mix in dal mixture.Crushed green chillies and ginger
  6. Mix with the paste of dal and stir with salt, cumin powder, red chilli powder and black pepper powder.
  7. Mix very well and add chopped coriander. Mix one more time.Make a lump free pakoda batter
  8. Heat sufficient oil, make small balls from the batter and deep fry few balls in hot oil until golden brown.Fry Moong Dal Wada till turns golden brown
  9. Serve hot with coriander chutney and tomato sauce.Serve Moong Dal Vada

Chef Tips:

  1. You may blend dal, onion and green chillies altogether to make a smooth paste.
  2. If you like spicy food then use more of green chillies instead of red chilli powder, it’s because sometimes red chilli powder leave its raw flavor in vada.
  3. These vada can be made with green moong dal as well.



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