Recipe – Moong dal Pakoda / Moong Dal Vada / Moong dal Bhajiya / Split Yellow Gram Fritters


Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • Moong dal (Split yellow grams): 1 cup
  • Water: as required
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Ginger: ½ inch piece
  • Green chili: 2
  • Coriander Seeds: 1 teaspoon
  • Hing (Asafoetida): 1 pinch
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon
  • Oil: for deep fry
  • Chat Masala: ½ Teaspoon


  • Wash the moong dal 2-3 times and soak it water for 30 minutes. Drain all the excess water.
  • Blend the drained moong dal with ginger and green chili to a very thick paste. If required then only use little water.
  • Take out the paste in a bowl. Add salt, coriander seeds, coriander leaves and hing. Mix well.
  • Take a small lemon size ball from the paste using hand or spoon and deep fry in medium heat until golden brown and crispy.
  • Drain the excess oil and keep them on kitchen napkin.
  • Fry all the balls and sprinkle little chat masala.
  • Serve hot with green chutney or tomato sauce.

Cook’s Note:

  • If the paste is not enough thick to roll into balls and fry, then you may add little rice flour or gram flour.

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