Thursday, April 21, 2011

BM # 4 DAY 4 : Moong Dal Vada

The ingredients and procedure of this recipe sound like a regular moong dal pakoda, but is so delicious that no one can eat just one :) The way this vada is made makes the difference, its very crunchy and crispy, makes a very good company with evening tea. Kids will love eating this snack. Also, it absorbs very less oil ...

Ingredients :

1 cup moong dal
5 green chillis or to taste
salt to taste
1 teaspoon cumin seeds 
1" piece ginger
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
Few curry leaves
oil for deep frying

Directions :

1. Soak moong dal for atleast 4 hrs.
2. In a blender add green chillis, cumin seeds,ginger,cilantro,curry leaves and blend into a coarse paste.
3. After the moong dal is soaked, spread the dal on a paper towel and let it dry for sometime(about 15-20mins).
4. Add the dried moong dal to a blender and blend into a coarse paste without adding water.
5. In a mixing bowl add the moong dal paste and the green chilli paste and mix well. Adjust salt to your taste.
6. Heat oil in a pan on medium high to high.
7. Wet your fingers and take a small portion of the batter and shape into a round ball. Place it on a dry cotton cloth and flatten the batter ball. Make a hole in the flattened batter with the thumb. Making hole in the flattened batter and frying gives evenly fried vada.

8. Drop the prepared vada carefully in the hot oil. Fry on medium heat. After few seconds the vada floats on oil carefully turn them and fry. Drop few more vada's sufficient for the oil taken. Do not over crowd the oil.

9. Fry vada on medium high to high till they are golden brown and crispy.
10. Repeat the procedure for rest of the batter.
11. Serve the vada's hot with ketch up or you can eat them just like that.

Note : 
The cloth you use to make the vada's should be a cotton cloth and should be dry for every vada .

Do not forget to dry the soaked moong dal, otherwise the vada's will not be crispy.


  1. these moong daal wadas r tempting and will b made on this saturday for evening snacks....they sure look crisp n crunchy!

  2. Crunchy vadas. Haven't tried moong dal vadas. Sounds interesting.

  3. That is a fine looking vadai recipe - turned out great!!! YUM YUM!

  4. Lovely vadas..look crispy n yummy

  5. Looks very crunchy! we make this at times..

  6. Never tried vadas with moong dhal. Thanks for the recipe and tips..

  7. He He..same pinch to you.. I posted the same ottai vadai recipe today for BM. This dry cloth thingy to make vada is new. I always use Ziploc bag..:)

  8. I love moong dal vada but hardly make it at home, as I am the only who has to eat it.

  9. Wow crunchy vadas tempts me a lot...feel like munching some..

  10. luv the cute shaped crunchy vadas!

  11. Your vada is making me crave for something fried. It looks so crunchy and yummy.

  12. nice and crispy!...they look perfect!
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  13. New blogger here. Nice pictorial. Have never made moong dal vada before. As someone mentioned even I use ziploc bags for vada. Neat tips. Hope to visit often. Hope you will do the same. :)


  14. The vadas look awesome...perfect snack!!

  15. Thanks to all. This goes well with chicken gravy... Mmmmmm.....


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