Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mung/Moong Pakode [Mung Dal Fritters]


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.


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.

Vokay ! So me sending these Pakodas to following Events :
Happy Hosting Gals .. events like these inspire us a lot ! Thank you :)


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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  7. Dear,


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

  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

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

  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 !

    Thanks :)

    Thanks for hosting Vegan World !

    Forget the past, Happy posting new recipes !

    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

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

  13. healthy to have with tea/ coffee..

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

  15. Looks appetizing and temtpting dear:)

  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! :)

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

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

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

  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.

  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.

  21. sounds like such a perfect snack

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

  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!

  24. @Raje,

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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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