Moong Dal Pakoda


3/4 cup moong dal
2-3 green chillies, roughly chopped
1 inch ginger, chopped
A pinch of asafoetida
Salt as required
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala


1. Soak the moong dal in enough water for 5-6 hours or overnight. Drain off the water and add them to a grinder.
2. Next, add the chopped green chillies and ginger. Add some water and grind them to smooth paste. Remove the batter in a bowl. Add in water if required.
3. Now, add in salt, asafoetida, red chilli powder and garam masala to the batter and mix them very well. Stir the batter vigorously for a minute or two.
4. Heat oil in a kadhai. Drop spoonful's of the batter in medium hot oil and fry them till they turn golden and crisp.
5. Once done, drain the pakoda's on a kitchen paper towel to remove excess oil.
6. Finally, serve moong dal pakoda's hot or warm with coriander chutney, tamarind chutney or tomato ketchup.