How to make Moongdal ke Pakode -

A popular monsoon treat, Moong Dal Ke Pakode is a delectable and yummy snack which is best enjoyed, on a rainy day, with family and friends

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Moongdal ke Pakode

Moongdal ke Pakode Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 2-2.30 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Moongdal ke Pakode Recipe

  • Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) , soaked for 2 hours and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Onion , finely chopped 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves , finely chopped 1/4 cup

  • Ginger , roughly chopped 1 inch grams

  • Green chillies , roughly chopped 2-3

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon

  • Rice flour 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 2

Put green gram in a mixer jar, add onion, coriander leaves, ginger, green chillies, asafoetida, baking soda, rice flour and salt and grind to a coarse mixture. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 3

Drop small portions of the batter into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Arrange in a serving platter and serve hot with green chutney.

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