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Moong Dal Pakodi Recipe

Fried snacks and masala chai evoke a sense of nostalgia during the monsoons! Enjoy the rains with our Moong Dal Pakodi recipe - sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike!
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Author: Kanika


  • 1 cup split moong dal
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 green chili optional
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • A pinch of Aasafetida hing
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder optional
  • Oil to fry


  • Wash and soak dal in 3 cups of water for 2-3 hours. .
  • Using very little water, grind dal with the green chili, onion, ginger, cumin , asafoetida , salt, garam masala and red chilly powder.
  • Add cilantro to the batter and beat it for 2-3 minutes with a wooden spoon to make the batter light and soft. Add water if necessary. A thick batter will result in hard pakodis.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan on medium high heat. Place about 1 tbsp of batter into the oil and fry till golden brown.
  • Fry the pakodis in small batches. The pakodis should be crispy from outside and soft inside.