Moong Dal Pakora

Crunchy and totally tasty snack to enjoy or to impress your guests. You’ll need soaked moong dal, some onions, green chilli, coriander leaves along with spices to make these delicious pakoras.

Also try: Onion Pakora, Aloo Pakora, Bread Pakora, Bread Aloo Tikki, Besan Toast or Aloo Chaat.

Course: Snacks

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 20 mins, Soaking – 4 hours, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 4 hours 40 mins.

Servings: 2


  1. Moong Dal (split and skinned) – 1/2 cup (soaked for at least 4 hours or overnight)
  2. Finely Chopped Onion – 1 cup
  3. Grated Ginger – 1 inch 
  4. Finely Chopped Green Chilli – 1-2
  5. Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp
  6. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  11. Asafoetida a pinch
  12. Chaat Masala Powder to sprinkle on top
  13. Oil for deep-frying the pakoras
  14. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Moong Dal Pakora:

  1. Wash the soaked dal thoroughly and drain the water. Grind it to make a slightly coarse paste, add 1-2 tbsp of water if required 
  2. Transfer the paste to a mixing bowl and asafoetida, whisk it with a wired whisk for about 4-5 mins or until fluffy
  3. Add onions, green chilli, coriander leaves, grated ginger, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well and keep aside for 10 mins
  4. Meanwhile heat oil in a deep kadai or a pan
  5. Take about a tbsp of the mix and drop it in the hot oil. Deep fry until golden and crisp on medium flame, drain on a kitchen paper towel and similarly do the rest
  6. Your Moong Dal Pakora is ready, sprinkle some chaat masala powder while serving. Enjoy with Green Chutney, Imli Chutney or Ketchup.

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