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Moong Dal Vada

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Time30 Min
DifficultyEasy
Serves2

Imagine it’s a fine Sunday evening, you are sitting by the window as it continues to rain outside and you wonder what if you had a snack that could go well with your hot cup of tea. This Moong Dal Vada is one of those dishes that would be perfect for such a situation. A delicious snack that you can have for Hi-tea or even in between meals if you ever feel hungry or just crave something savoury, th ... is dish is extremely easy to make as it only requires a few ingredients and the recipe too has just a few steps that are easy to follow. The two main ingredients needed to make Moong Dal Vada are Moong Dal (duh!) and Besan. Now, compared to other lentils, Moong Dal has one of the lowest calories, extremely light and very easy to digest. It is also packed with fiber, protein, folate and a number of essential Vitamins and minerals while Besan too is rich in fiber, protein and other nutrients, making this snack an incredibly healthy one. To add a bit of spice to this dish, we add a couple of Green Chillies and a touch of Cumin. This snack tastes best when paired with coriander chutney, tamarind chutney or even plain old ketchup but even without a dip, it tastes quite good. But before you can make this Moong Dal Vada, you will have to soak Moong Dal for at least 4 hours. You can even choose to soak it overnight as that might be easier.

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre561 Cal561 Cal561 Cal561 Cal
  • 36gProtein
  • 6gFat
  • 87gCarbs
  • 17gFibre

Ingredients

Dry Grocery

Yellow Moong Dal

Yellow Moong Dal

2 cups

Refined Oil

Refined Oil

0.5 teaspoons

Cumin

Cumin

1 teaspoon

Salt

Salt

1 teaspoon

Baking Powder

Baking Powder

1 pinch

Gram Flour/besan

Gram Flour/besan

0.25 cups

Fruits & Vegetables

Ginger

Ginger

1 teaspoon

Onion

Onion

1 unit

Other

Coriander Leaves

Coriander Leaves

6 g

Green Chillies

Green Chillies

2 units

Directions

1Soak moong dal for 1 hour. Blend to a coarse paste. The paste has to be thick, do not use too much water. Chop the coriander, onion, ginger, green chili and set aside
2In a bowl add coarsely blended moong dal, besan, baking powder, cumin seeds, chopped onion, chopped ginger, curry leaves, salt, chopped green chilli and mix well. Refrigerate for half an hour
3Grease a baking tray. make the batter into patty shapes
4Preheat the oven in 160 degrees C. Place the tray in the oven and bake it for 10-15 minutes. Once done, it should be golden and cooked through
5Serve hot with green chutney or coconut chutney

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We hope you had fun making it! Enjoy the meal.