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Monday, August 8, 2011

Moong Dhal Pakoda

This is a crispy pakoda made with moong Dhal.


Ingredients:

1. Split skinless Moong Dhal - 1/2 cup - soaked for 2 hrs
2. Onion - 1 medium finely chopped
3. Green chilly - 1 finely chopped
4. Curry leaves - 8 to 10 leaves - chopped
5. Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped
6. Ginger - 1 inch piece
7. Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
8. Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
9. Salt - as needed
10. Oil - to deep fry

Method:

1. Drain the soaked moong dhal completely without any water left.
2. In a blender or mixie, add the ginger, fennel seeds and 2 tsp of soaked moong dhal and grind well. Now add the remaining moong dhal and grind coarsely using the pulse mode.
3. Add the ground dhal to a bowl. Add onions. chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, chilly powder, salt and mix well with your hands.

                                                                    Pakoda mixture
4. Heat oil in a kadai for frying the pakodas. Test if the oil is hot by dropping a pinch of the pakoda mixture.
5. Drop small portions of the mixture into the oil using a spoon. Fry till it turns golden brown and crisp on all sides and remove from oil.


6. Serve it hot.



I learnt this recipe from one of my friends in US. This is a quick and easy recipe. The moong dhal soaks quickly and it turns out real crispy than the regular masala vadai.

Sending this recipe to the "Serve It - Fried" event hosted by Krithi and also by Denny.



6 comments:

  1. Excellent..Not heard of it.. going to try this for sure..

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  2. Truly appetizing.. Thanks for sending over to the event!

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  3. Krithi.. This is the first event i am participating in and I am so happy abt it :) Through ur blog, I came to know many other food blogs. Thanks to Devi :)

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  4. Crispy pakodas. Never tried them before. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Hi do participate in the ongoing event and send me some delicious recipes of yours and get a chance to win a gift :)
    A Girl's Diary
    Event:
    What's On Your Kebab Platter

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