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Moong Dal Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)

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moong dal pakoda recipe | moong dal bhajiya | Mumbai street moong dal pakora | roadside pakora is a perfect tea time snack to be enjoyed with the entire family. Learn how to make moong dal bhajiya.

To make moong dal pakoda, clean, wash and soak the moong dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 2 hours. Drain well. Combine the soaked and drained yellow moong dal and green chillies in a mixer and blend to a coarse paste using approx. 2 tbsp of water. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the coriander seeds, peppercorns and salt and mix well. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, drop spoonful of the mixture using your fingers and deep-fry a few pakodas at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Repeat step 4 to make more pakodas. Serve immediately with meetha chutney, green chutney and sukha lehsun ka chutney.

A batter of soaked moong dal perked up with spices and green chillies results in a delicious deep-fried snack, which is partly crispy, partly soft and partly chewy too. Who can resist such awesome moong dal bhajiya?

The Mumbai street moong dal pakora, with its unique texture, is an all-time favourite were sold by the roadside food vendors of Mumbai. Part of the magic is worked by the combination of chutneys that it is served with, so make sure you include them in your serving plans.

Tips for moong dal pakora. 1. This recipe calls for the dal to be soaked for 2 hours, so plan it in advance. 2. Add water gradually while blending. Most times the quantity of water depends on the quality of the dals. 3. The batter has to be of thick consistency. 4. Also make sure you patiently fry the pakodas till golden brown, or they might have a slightly raw flavour. 5. It is very important to fry the pakodas in batches. If you overcrowd the pan, the temperature of oil will change drastically and result in uneven cooking. 6. Also blend the batter till coarse to enjoy its mouthfeel. 6. Serve moong dal bhajiya with coconut chutney. See how to make coconut chutney. 7. Mumbai street moong dal pakora goes well with green chutney. See how to make green chutney. 8. On a rainy day, must have moong dal bhajiya with lahsun ki chutney. See how to make lahsun ki chutney recipe. 9. Cutting chai and moong dal pakoads are the best Indian evening snack combination. See how to make chai.

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Moong Dal Pakoda, Moong Dal Bhajiya recipe - How to make Moong Dal Pakoda, Moong Dal Bhajiya

Soaking Time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For Moong Dal Pakoda
1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
1 tsp coarsely crushed coriander (dhania) seeds
1/2 tsp coarsely crushed black pepper (kalimirch)
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving With Moong Dal Pakoda
meetha chutney
teekha chutney
sukha lehsun ka chutney
Method

For moong dal pakoda

    For moong dal pakoda
  1. To make moong dal pakoda, clean, wash and soak the moong dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 2 hours. Drain well.
  2. Combine the soaked and drained yellow moong dal and green chillies in a mixer and blend to a coarse paste using approx. 2 tbsp of water.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the coriander seeds, peppercorns and salt and mix well.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, drop spoonful of the mixture using your fingers and deep-fry a few pakodas at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  5. Repeat step 4 to make more pakodas.
  6. Serve the moong dal pakoda immediately with meetha chutney, green chutney and sukha lehsun ka chutney.

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  1. like moong dal pakoda recipe | moong dal bhajiya | Mumbai street moong dal pakora | then see some pakora recipes we love.  
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  2. Pakora or Pakodas are fondly called Bajjias (Bhajias) and are generally deep friend Indian snacks made using besan. Besan is mixed with Indian spices and herbs to get different flavors and taste. Sometimes, even rice flour or hot oil is added to the batter to increase the crispiness of pakoda.

    Come monsoon and our hearts start yearning for something spicy and crunchy to munch on, that’s when pakodas come into the picture. The ever popular combination of piping hot pakoda and cutting chai is a famous street food of Mumbai. Even those who are very health-conscious cannot resist munching on just a pakoda or two with their evening chaai! Indeed, savoury snacks like pakore are as much a part of our lifestyle as mithai is a part of our culture.

what is moong dal pakoda made off?

  1. what is moong dal pakoda made off? moong dal bhajiya is made from cheap and easily available ingredients in India such as 1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), 1 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies, 1 tsp coarsely crushed coriander (dhania) seeds, 1/2 tsp coarsely crushed black peppercorns (kalimirch), salt to taste and oil for deep-frying. See below image of list of ingredients for moong dal pakoda.

soaking yellow moong dal

  1. This is what yellow moong dal looks like. Yellow moong dal refers to moong beans that have been skinned and split, so that they're flat, yellow, and quick-cooking. They're relatively easy to digest. 
  2. Put the yellow moong dal in water and wash it. You can see the dirt. This will require you to change the water 2 to 3 times till you get clean water. 
  3. The moong dal is now clean. 
  4. Cover and soak the dal in warm water for at least 2 hours.  
  5. This is what the soaked yellow moong dal looks like. 
  6. Drain.

batter for moong dal pakoda

  1. In a mixer put 1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram).
  2. Add 1 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies.
  3. Add approx. 2 tbsp of water.
  4. Blend to a coarse paste.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl.
  6. Add 1 tsp coarsely crushed coriander (dhania) seeds.
  7. Add 1/2 tsp coarsely crushed black peppercorns (kalimirch).
  8. Add salt to taste. We added x salt.
  9. Mix well.

making moong dal pakora

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai.
  2. Drop spoonful of the mixture using your fingers. Be careful while doing this as the oil might splutter. Try frying only 1 pakoda to begin with. If it disintegrates then add 1 more tbsp of besan. 
  3. Deep-fry a few pakodas at a time on a medium flame till they are evenly cooked till golden brown in colour. It is very important to fry the pakodas in batches. If you overcrowd the pan, the temperature of oil will change drastically and result in uneven cooking. 
  4. Stir the pakoras with a slotted spoon while frying to see that they get evenly cooked.
  5. Drain the Yellow Moong Dal Pakoda on an absorbent paper. 
     
  6. Put moong dal pakoda | moong dal bhajiya | Mumbai street moong dal pakora |  in a serving bowl or on brown paper for everyone to eat from.
  7. Serve the moong dal pakoda | yellow moong dal bhajiya | Mumbai street moong dal pakora |  for a weekend breakfast or as an appetizer for parties. 

tips for moong dal pakora

  1. This recipe calls for the dal to be soaked for 2 hours, so plan it in advance.  
  2. Add water gradually while blending. Most times the quantity of water depends on the quality of the dals. 
  3. The batter has to be of thick consistency. 
     
  4. Also make sure you patiently fry the pakodas till golden brown, or they might have a slightly raw flavour. 
     
  5. It is very important to fry the pakodas in batches. If you overcrowd the pan, the temperature of oil will change drastically and result in uneven cooking. 
     
  6. Also blend the batter till coarse to enjoy its mouthfeel. 
     
  7. Serve moong dal bhajiya with coconut chutney. See how to make coconut chutney.
  8. Mumbai street moong dal pakora goes well with green chutney. See how to make green chutney.
  9. On a rainy day, must have moong dal bhajiya with lahsun ki chutney. See how to make lahsun ki chutney recipe.
  10. Cutting chai and moond dal pakoads are the best Indian evening snack combination. See how to make chai.

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Moong Dal Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
5
 on 19 May 21 01:09 AM


I tried this recipe today, everybody liked, enjoyed eating moong pakoda
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us. Keep trying more recipes and sharing your feedback with us.
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19 May 21 01:52 PM
Moong Dal Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
5
 on 06 Aug 19 02:16 PM


Thank you.. it''s yummy i have tried and it''s simply amazing...
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Tarla Dalal    Delighted to hear from your side Kasture. Do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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06 Aug 19 03:05 PM
Moong Dal Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
5
 on 10 Jul 19 06:26 PM


nice n very easy receipe. Thank u
Moong Dal Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
5
 on 30 Jun 19 04:01 PM


I have made this so many times and it is really tasty. Liked by everybody at home.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi winnie, We are delighted!!Do try more recipes, happy cooking!!
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03 Jul 19 04:06 PM
Moong Dal Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
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 on 20 Jul 17 04:46 PM


अच्छा
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Tarla Dalal    Hum ko kushi hai that you liked the Pakoda recipe.
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20 Jul 17 04:51 PM
Moong Dal Pakoda ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
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 on 16 Feb 17 10:23 AM


Yeh mera sabse pasandida snack hai. Kafi Baar bana Chuka huu
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Tarla Dalal    Delighted to hear from your side Sunil. Do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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16 Feb 17 03:44 PM