Monday, January 20, 2014

Moong Daal Pakoda

Moong Daal / Paasi paruppu pakoda:

One of the easiest and healthy snack for your tea time. This week accidentally i ended up doing this snack. I have soaked the daal to make dosai, then noticed already i had adai batter in fridge... So invented new snack for the weekend :)

You need few hours to make this delicious "moru moru" pakodas.


Moong Daal -1 cup
rice - 2 tea spoon
urad daal - 2 tea spoon
Onions - 1/2 a big onion or 1 medium  (finely chopped)
Green chili - 1 or 2 (as per your spice level) (finely chopped)
Perungayam - 2-3 pinches
salt - to taste
Oil to deep fry
curry leaves - a few (finely chopped)


1. Soak Moong daal, rice and urad daal for 2 hours.
2. Drain water completely, and keep it aside for 30 mins to 1 hour.
3. In a mixer, grind them all together coarsely without adding water.

4. Add  finely chopped  items, salt and perungayam to the coarsely ground paste.
5.heat oil in kadai,  and deep fry the pakodas untill they are golden brown.
6.Serve with your tea or as it is.

1. Keeping aside for 30 mins after draining water will help the daal to dry a little, and it will not drink much oil while frying.
2. make small sized pakodas so it will be more crunchy.
3. I didnt chop the green chilies finely, because if it is visible, then my daughter can skip it without eating, . If your kids can eat spicy, you can add finely chopped, otherwise make it to little big pieces, so while eating they can discard.
4. You can add a piece of ginger while grinding, or you can add finely chopped ginger while adding onions. This will give some extra flavor to pakodas.

sending this recipe to cook and share what you like event

South Indian cooking hosted by Nandoos Kitchen and organized by Anu

Only food for growing kids event hosted by Shrutis Rasoi and organized by Pari


  1. healthy snack!sure I will try:)

  2. Daal wadas look great!! They are our favorites esp during winters :)

    1. Yes pankti, it used to taste awsome. We used to add coconut pieces, jeera etc for vada and make it little bigger than this:)

  3. Looks like a slightly tricky recipe so I'm just hoping I get to try your version which looks too delicious! :))

    1. canary,

      thanks for stopping by. Glad if you try and like my recipe :)

  4. Lovely and perfect tea time snacks... very beautiful sis...

  5. Perfect Pakoda.. ur all recipes are innovative :)

  6. perfect they look.. a cup of hot tea n these crispy pakoras.. Yum..

    1. thank you for stopping by and comment Smitha :)