Moonglet is a simple, easy and healthy vegetarian recipe made with moong beans/lentils. A famous North-Indian street food breakfast recipe served with a choice of coriander chutney, tamarind chutney or tomato ketchup. 

Servings:- 2-3 people

Course:- Breakfast

Cuisine:- Indian


1 cup moong dal

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

2 tbsp rice flour

Salt as per taste

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2 green chilli, finely chopped

1/2 onion, finely chopped

1/2 tomato, finely chopped

2-3 tbsp capsicum, finely chopped

2 tsp oil

1/2 tsp eno

2 tbsp water

A pinch of red chilli powder

2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

1 tbsp butter


1. Firstly, soak a cup of moong dal for 1 hour. Next, drain off the water and blend them to a smooth paste. Transfer the paste to a mixing bowl. 

2. Now, add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 2 tbsp rice flour and salt as per taste. Beat and mix them very well so as to form a thick batter. 

3. Now, add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 2 green chilli, 1/2 onion, 1/2 tomato and 2-3 tbsp capsicum. Mix them very well making sure that everything is well combined. 

4. Further heat a pan and spread 2 tsp oil over it. Now, when the pan gets hot add 1/2 tsp eno and 2 tbsp water to the batter. Mix them well. 

5. Next, pour the batter onto the hot pan once the batter turns frothy. Sprinkle some red chilli powder and 2 tbsp coriander leaves over it. 

6. Cover and cook for 4-5 mins or until the base is cooked well. Flip over and press gently. Next, make a good slit in the center and add 1 tbsp butter. Simmer for 2-3 mins or until the moonglet is completely cooked.

7. Finally, serve and enjoy moonglet with tomato ketchup, coriander chutney or tamarind chutney.