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Moong Dal Pakoda Recipe | Moong Dal Vada Recipe

Moong dal pakoda is a very crispy and tasty snack made with moong dal, onion, coriander leaves and other Indian spices. Relish with Ketchup or Coriander Chutney and enjoy this delicious snack!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian, South Indian Recipes, Tamil Nadu Recipes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan
  • Mixer Grinder
  • Mixing Bowl


  • 1 Cup Moong Dal 1 Cup - 250ml
  • 3 Green Chili
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 Onion Finely chopped
  • ¼ Cup Coriander Leaves Chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Oil For Deep Frying


Soaking Dal

  • Take moong dal in a vessel. Add water to soak the dal. Set aside for 2 hours.

Making Moong dal batter

  • After 2 hours, drain water from soaked moong dal and take it to mixer jar along with green chili and ginger.
  • Grind the dal to a coarse paste without adding any water. The batter should be thick and not be runny. Take the moong dal batter in a mixing bowl.

Making Spice Powder

  • Take pepper, cumin and coriander seeds in a mixer jar.
  • Grind it to a coarse powder. Set this aside.

Prepare Pakoda mixture

  • To the moong dal batter, add finely chopped onion, coriander leaves, pepper-cumin-corinader powder and salt. Mix well. Pakoda mixture ready!

Deep Frying Pakoda

  • Heat 2 cups of oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Once the oil is hot enough, drop 4-5 small portion of pakoda mixture gently in oil. We don't need to shape the pakoda. we can just take a small portion of mixture and drop in oil.
  • Keep in low to medium flame and deep fry the pakoda till they are golden brown and crispy.
  • Take out the fried pakoda and place in a paper towel to drain excess oil. Repeat the same for the rest of the pakoda mixture.

Serving Time

  • Relish the Pakoda with Ketchup or Coriander chutney!



Serving: 30g | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g