Moong dal vada
Moong dal vada or Moongode is a Rajasthani dish. I make this as an appetizer or a side dish. It is a great tea-time snack. Kids like it too.
For Moong dal vada (6 servings)
Moong dal (yellow) – 3 cups
Onion – 1 medium [finely chopped]
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida powder- 2 pinches
Freshly grounded black pepper – 1 tsp
Green chilies – 2 [finely chopped]
Cilantro – ½ cup [finely chopped]
Ginger – 1 tbsp [finely grated]
Cooking oil to fry
Salt as per taste
For Garnish/ Condiments:
Chaat Masala – 1 tsp
Tamarind Chutney –1 cup
Green Chutney – 1 cup
- Wash moong dal thoroughly and soak it in water for 6-7 hours.
- Grind soaked dal with using very little water. Add asafoetida powder, cumin seeds, black pepper and salt. Add chopped onions, ginger, cilantro and green chilies to the batter. Mix the batter for few minutes. It will incorporate some air to the batter and make it light.
- Heat cooking oil for frying the vadas.
- Take small marble size batter and fry it in the oil. Repeat till all the vadas are done. It should be golden and crispy.
Serve warm and crispy with a cup of tea, coffee or lemonade. Serve with green chutney and tamarind chutney.