Moong Dal Pakora (Green Gram Fritters)
My Mom-in-law made these delicious ‘Moong Dal Pakoras’ last evening. This snack is prepared from split green gram or dhuli moong ki dal. Since only few ingredients go in this recipe, it can be prepared without any hassles. We added it in Punjabi Kadhi but you can serve this as a tea-time snack.
1 cup split moong dal (green gram) without skin; soaked in some water for 3-4 hours,
3-4 tbsp fresh coriander leaves; chopped,
1/4 tsp turmeric powder,
1 green chilli or red chilli powder to taste,
Salt to taste,
1/2 tsp baking powder (optional),
Oil for deep frying.
Grind the moong dal with green chilli or red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and little water, to prepare a medium thick batter of dropping consistency. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Meanwhile heat oil in a kadhai (wok). Lower the flame to low-medium. Drop small bhajis (fritters) into hot oil, few at a time and fry until evenly golden brown on all sides and crisp. Drain on paper towels and serve hot as a tea time snack or add to kadhi.