Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mung/Moong Pakode [Mung Dal Fritters]

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My Mom prepares different types of Dals (amti) with varied Lentils, but I had not known that these can be also used in any pakodas / bhajji / fritters (except the Medu vadas). So when The Foodie mentioned about Mung ke Pakode, I was quite amused. :-/ 
My First attempt was disaster as while grinding the soaked lentils we used quite a bit of water, later to thicken it we mixed Besan- but we were deprived of its original taste till I tried it over the weekend.  ;;)
Hence, this post belongs to the Mung – Moong family. As mentioned here - The split bean is known as moong dal, which is green with the husk, and yellow when dehusked.



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You Need:

    • Yellow Moong Dal: 1 and half cup
    • Green Split Moong Dal: Half cup 
    • Green Chilies: 1-2 nos
    • Red Chili powder: 1-2 tsp
    • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
    • Fennel seeds (saunf): 1-2 tbsp
    • Salt to taste
    • Oil to Deep Fry


You Do:
  1. Mix yellow and green dals, soakd it for 4-5 hours – I soaked overnight. (Normally Green Split Dal is not used, but I used, as the green skin gives crispiness)IMG_2445
  2. When done, remove all water from it (literally drain all water, as water thins the consistency) IMG_2447 – then grind it coarsely. I preferred using Food Processor. (Avoid grinding to paste, if not thick its difficult to fry) IMG_2448
  3. Mix all other ingredients and grind again. IMG_2450
  4. When Done, Deep Fry them making small balls out of them, IMG_2451 remove on a tissue when color changes to brown. (as small the balls the pakodas are easier to cook)  IMG_2452
Dhan Tana…..Done ! :D I served with chutney and Sauce.
You can also mix ginger-garlic paste if required. Even Coarsely sliced Onion tastes cool with it.
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Vokay ! So me sending these Pakodas to following Events :
Happy Hosting Gals .. events like these inspire us a lot ! Thank you :)

27 comments:

  1. Wow this looks yumm :) should be awesome for a rainy evening :)

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  2. Nice cripsy pakoras Kanchan...perfect evening snack :)

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  3. @Nithya,
    @Gita,
    Yeah a Perfect Rainy Evening Snacks :)

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  4. I have never tried or tasted this before,is this called kunukku?

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  5. I love this too.. looks so yummy and wonderful snack for the evening....Looks so yummy and crispy.... cannot wait to have some now.

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  6. Your fritters looks amazing, thank you for sharing your recipe with It's a Vegan World.

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  7. Dear,

    http://www.kitchentantra.com/2009/09/plagiarism-updated.html

    Malar

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  8. Looks very crispy kanchan...nice recipe too with good explaination

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  9. Looks crispy. Must be soft inside too. Do participate in my 2 events. Wish 2 see your face. You have turned your face to the other side

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  10. We too make this and its one of my favorites too :)

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  11. @Raks,
    I don't know whats kunukku - just searched on net it seems fritters of grinded lentils - if its that then yeah it is kunukku!
    Its a bit similar to medu wada except that we use Urad Dal there and here Mung Dal.
    Do try it out , they taste lovely !

    @Pavithra,
    @Sushma,
    Thanks :)

    @Graziana,
    Thanks for hosting Vegan World !

    @Malar,
    Forget the past, Happy posting new recipes !

    @Shanthi,
    If we make small pakodas then they are crispy in whole but if these are big ones then yeah they are a bit soft from inside.
    Yeah my next post is for your event itself :)
    Will surely let you know when I turn my face here :D

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  12. @Parita,
    I dint know about these before marriage, but yeah these are instant favorites now :)

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  13. healthy pakode..love to have with tea/ coffee..

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  14. yummy pakodas.Nice step by step clicks.Do visit my blog when u find time

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  15. Looks appetizing and temtpting dear:)

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  16. Looks yummy!! Will sure try it out this weekend for evening snack! My first time here, you have a lovely blog..Following you!
    Pls do drop by mine when you have sometime!!
    Till then, happy cooking! :)

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  17. @Jyoti,
    @Sireesha,
    @my Kitchen,
    Thanks :)

    @Rohini,
    Thanks Rohini :)
    Do Let me know if you ever try these :)

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  18. Yummy Snack Kanchan! Wonderful description. & Fits perfectly for the events. Keep Rocking!

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  19. Hi Kanchan first time here. You have a nice blog with yummy recipes. I love pakodas looks lovely. nice step by step recipe. will try soon. Just closed the event pls do participate in my next event will announce soon.

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  20. Moong dal pakodas are my favorite too...lovely post!

    Hey! If you do find hindi bindi club, give me your mail id so I can send you details about posting date etc.

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  21. sounds like such a perfect snack

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  22. I make vada out of the same...this sounds different and nice, will give it a try soon!:)

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  23. Hello!
    This is my first visit here. Very detailed recipes and I appreciate that you took step by step pictures too!
    We had this at a recent trip to Mahabaleshwar and my toddler loved it. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  24. @Raje,
    @s,
    Thanks!

    @Saraswathi,
    Thanks ! Yeah missed your current event just by couple of days ! Will surely participate in next event.

    @Simran,
    Thanks! Yes I'll be looking for it over the weekend, will mail you accordingly.

    @Malar,
    Yeah if we fry the pakodas in a bit large size then you get vadas out of them.

    @Shwetha,
    Thanks for dropping by!
    Thanks for trying out the recipe and main great that your toddler loved it :)

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  25. Aree Wah... This is another new dish.... Mast hain
    Cant see your follower's list... So it just skips of mind.. to visit ur blog.

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  26. @Sandhya,
    Thanks dear, Yeah haven't added the followers gadget, might give a thought of adding it later.
    Hey but plz don't forget to drop by here, your lovely comments matter me the most!

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