Recipe for Dal Pakoda

This is a Recipe for preparing at home crisp and tasty Restaurant Style Moong Dal Pakoda or Moong Dal Bhaji in Marathi. This is a great snack for parties, which can also be served along with the main course.
The simple and easy to follow recipe given by me makes the preparation of the Moong Dal Pakoda extremely simple.

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 4 Persons

2 Cups Moong Dal (Green Gram Dal)
1 Big size Onion (Pyaz)
Four Green Chilies (Hari Mirch)
1” Ginger piece (Adrak Ka Tukda)
7-8 Curry Leaves (Kadipatta)
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
¼ Cup Coriander (Dhaniya Patte)
¼ Teaspoon Asafoetida (Hing)
¼ Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying

Soak the Moong Dal for 2-3 hours, finely chop the Onion, and chop the Coriander.
Roughly, grind the Moong Dal, Green Chilies, Ginger and ¼-cup water. Then mix the grounded Moong Dal mixture, Onion, Asafoetida, Turmeric Powder, Coriander, Cumin Seeds, Curry leaves and Salt.
Heat the Oil in a Kadhai, drop a teaspoon mixture one by one in to the hot Oil, and dip fry until it become crispy.
Serve hot with Tamarind Chutney or Tomato Sauce.

By Sujata Nerurkar

I am an Expert Indian Chef, Food Columnist and Adviser. I write on food and recipes on my site and conduct cooking, candle making, chocolate making, dry cleaning, decoration and other art classes. The recipes and food themes given by me are unique and original and appear regularly in numerous reputed periodicals, newspapers and magazines.

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