Moong Dal Pakoda – Lentil Fritters

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Moong Dal Pakoda – Lentil Fritters

  • Moong Dal Pakoda - Lentil Fritters

During this Monsoon Season, what could be better with the evening tea than this Crispy Moong Dal Pakoda? Call it Moong Dal Bhajiya or Lentil Fritters – it is a perfect Tea-Time Snack food made from Split Green Gram. Try this one of the most popular street food of North India at home; it is also a favourite Gujarati Snack Food.


  • 1 cup Split Green Gram (Moong Dal)
  • 2-3 Green Chillies
  • 1-inch Ginger
  • 1 medium size Onion finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for Deep fry


  • Soak Moong Dal/Split Green Gram in water for 2 hours, drain the water.
  • Add soaked Moong Dal, Green Chillies and Ginger in a mixer jar and coarsely grind together.
  • Do NOT make a fine paste (check the video below) and do NOT add water while grinding.
  • Add the mixture in a large bowl, add chopped Onions & Salt, mix well.
  • Heat Oil for deep frying in a wok over medium flame.
  • Drop spoonful of the mixture in hot oil using your fingers.
  • Deep fry until they turn crispy & golden brown from all the sides.
  • Repeat the process to make more Pakodas.
  • Serve immediately with Chutney or serve as Tea-time snack.

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