Friday, 18 December 2009


A South Indian snack made from lentils

Here is what you will need;
300 gms Moong Dal
25 gms Chopped Coriander
5 gms Cumin Seeds
1 Star anise
8 - 9 Green Chillies chopped
50 gms Onions
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

How to make moong dal vada :

Soak the moong dal in water for a couple of hours.
Grind it properly to form a smooth paste.
Blend it with chopped onions, chillies, corainder and cumin seed.
Check the salt seasoning and deep fry till golden in color.
Serve with green or any chutney of your choice.


katescrafts said...

they do look tasty..shame we cant get moong dal here....

Somayya said...

AsSalaam Alaikum

Can I show my ignorance and ask what moong dal is?????

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

Wa alakum aslam

there are so many types of pulses and lentil's Indian cooking uses. When arrived in Algeria and found one i felt robbed but then they started to sell the red split lentil too alhamduilah.

Somayya said...

ahhhhh, ok. I still remember when I bought home a bag of red lentils from the shops - my mother-in-law had never seen them before, and thought someone had painted them LOL!!!

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

there is a Pakistani dish, my friends mother used to make it , it was a mix of 5 lentils alone!

Very nice i must add......pulses are a big thing in Indian Cooking esp the Southern regions where a lot are vegetarians.

strangerinthisdunya said...

Salaam... this looks really delicious. Insha'allah I plan to try this recipe... need to find out which one is the moong dhal though and if I have some lurking in the cupboards (hubby has a tendency to buy different lentils and beans for no apparent reason!). Seems like a different type of pakora really.

eyes serene said...

Can the moong dal be substituted with something else? I don't have the beans in the house but I have other kinds.

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

Aslamu alakum eyes serene
welcome to my blog , i am sorry i don't know for sure as have only cooked with the mooung dall but you culd try?

Prayers for Peace

Prayers for Peace