Moong dal vadai

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Moong dal vadai / vada / bhajiya / pakodi is a deep fried snack prepared with moong dal / paasi paruppu / split green gram and spices.

Moong dal vadai


Yields: 15 to 20 vadai

Serves : 4 people

      • 1 cup - Paasi paruppu / Moong dal / Split green gram
      • 1 no - Onion (chopped)
      • 1 or 2 nos - Green chillies (chopped)
      • 1 tsp - Ginger chopped
      • 1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds
      • 1/4 tsp - White sesame seeds
      • 1 pinch - Baking soda
      • 3 pinches - Asafoetida
      • 1 tbsp - Coriander leaves
      • Salt to taste
      • Oil for deep frying

Moong dal vadai process

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and soak moong dal in enough water for 4 to 5 hours or until well soaked, set it aside.
  2. Grind soaked dal coarsely using very little water. Set it aside.
  3. Take a mixing bowl, add ground dal, chopped onion, green chillies, ginger, cumin seeds, white sesame seeds, baking soda, asafoetida, coriander leaves and required salt, mix well.
  4. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying, take a tablespoon of batter and place it in a hot oil over medium flame, fry until they are golden brown in color on both sides. Drain excess oil in a paper towel and serve hot with any spicy chutney.

Moong dal vadai


  • Do not over crowd while deep frying vadai.
  • Moong dal vadai should be crispy from outside and should be soft inside.
  • If batter is too thick then vadai will be hard. So adjust water level accordingly.
  • It will be crispy when it is eaten hot .

Moong dal vadai


  1. Wow! nice vadai. Would love to have it with a cup of coffee.

    On-going event: South Indian cooking

  2. love this moong dal vadai sis, very nicely made...

  3. Looks great.New recipe to me.Loved tat bowl :)

  4. looks so crispy.. perfect.. tempting.. healthy with moong dhal..

  5. Perfect with a cup of tea,yummy snack.

  6. Wow new dish to me.. looks so good... wud love to try

  7. Lovely vadais and wonderful clicks !


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