Green Moong dal vada recipe, no onion no garlic recipes

Green moong dal vada recipe, using split green moong dal, crispy no onion no garlic recipe, perfect snack during navaratri days. Few months back when i called my friends for Varalakshmi pooja, this  green moong dal  vada is a part of the menu. I have already posted moong dal bhajiya | pakora but that recipe includes potato and onion. This split green moong vada was a super hit and i served it with coconut chutney. Do try this during this festival season and let me know how it turned out.
Green moong dal vada


Green Moong dal vada recipe
Green Moong dal vada recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 25 mini vadas
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Snack
  • Description: Green moong dal vada recipe, using split green moong dal, crispy no onion no garlic recipe, perfect snack during navaratri days.
     Split green moong dal  1/2 cup
     Green chili  2
     Ginger a small piece
     Mint leaves or coriander leaves  few
     Rice flour  1 tblsp (optional)
     Asafoetida  1/4 tsp
     Salt  as needed
     Oil   for deep frying

Method :

  • Wash and soak the split green moong dal in water for 3-4 hours. Even over night soaking is fine.
  • Drain the water completely and grind this along with green chili, ginger and mint leaves.
  • Do not add water while grinding. 
  • Grind into a paste. If slightly here and there it is coarse it is fine. 
  • Transfer it to a bowl.
  • Add asafoetida and salt. 
  • Mix well.
  • If the batter is too runny add 1 tblsp rice flour. Do not add more than that. 
  • Mix well. 
  • If making in bulk add salt in batches.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Take a small portion of the batter with your hands and deep them in oil.
  • Alternatively, you can spoon in the batter to the oil. 
  • Cook in medium flame.
  • Once done, take out from oil and drain the excess oil in kitchen towel.
  • Repeat this for the remaining batter. 
  • This stays more crisp when it is made as mini vadas.
Notes:
  1. Do not add more rice flour than mentioned. 
  2. You can add finely chopped cabbage to the vada batter.
  3. Instead of split green moong dal you can use yellow moong dal to make the vada. 
     

Green moong dal pakora

Method with step by step pictures :

  • Wash and soak the split green moong dal in water for 3-4 hours. Even over night soaking is fine.
  • Drain the water completely.
green moong vada 1
  • Grind this along with green chili, ginger and mint leaves.
  • Do not add water while grinding. 
  • Grind into a paste. If slightly here and there it is coarse it is fine. 
green moong vada 2
  • Transfer it to a bowl.
  • Add asafoetida and salt. 
  • Mix well.
  • If the batter is too runny add 1 tblsp rice flour. Do not add more than that. 
  • Ensure that the batter should not be thick like our urad dal vada batter.
  • Mix well. 
green moong vada 3
  • If making in bulk add salt in batches.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Take a small portion of the batter with your hands and deep them in oil.
green moong vada 4
  • Alternatively, you can spoon in the batter to the oil. 
  • Cook in medium flame.
  • Once done, take out from oil and drain the excess oil in kitchen towel.
green moong vada 5
  • Repeat this for the remaining batter. 
  • This stays more crisp when it is made as mini vadas.
Green moong dal vada
Notes:
  1. Do not add more rice flour than mentioned. 
  2. You can add finely chopped cabbage to the vada batter.
  3. Instead of split green moong dal you can use yellow moong dal to make the vada. 
  4. Adding mashed boiled potato to the moong dal vada gives a nice taste to it. 
  
    

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