So today I have another interesting recipe to share with you ...No Fry Moong Dal Vada / Fritters . I love to make these vadas often as I have two growing boys and moong dal has a lot of health benefits. This is in continuation of my previous post the Kothimbir Vadi / Cilantro Fritters that you appreciated and loved. It's always great to see people trying your recipes, asking question, giving feedback and posting pictures on Facebook. Thanks a lot, I appreciate it.
- It is not only packed with the proteins but also a good source of dietary fiber.
- It is easy to digest unlike a lot of other pulses
- It is low in fat and rich in potassium, calcium and B-complex vitamins.
In our household, we consume them either as is with chutneys or ketchup or sometimes we like to treat ourselves with moong dal vada / fritters chaat.
- For Moong Dal Vadas / Fritters
- 1 cup split yellow moong dal, thoroughly washed
- 2 tablespoon cilantro / coriander/ dhaniya, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoon onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ginger, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin / zeera
- 1/8 teaspoon asafoetida / hing
- 1/2 teaspoon red chilly powder
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander / dhaniya powder
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric / haldi
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoon oil
- For Chaat
- 1 cup sweetened yogurt / curd
- 1/2 cup sev
- 1/2 cup papadi
- 1 onion chopped
- i potato, boiled & chopped
- 1 tomato chopped.
- 1 cup chickpeas / chana/ garbanzo, boiled (can be substituted for your choice of sprouted legumes)
- Meethi chutney to taste
- Soak a cup of Moong Dal for 2 to 4 hours.
- Drain the water, add cilantro and grind it to a paste, while slowly adding water.
- In a mixing bowl, pour the paste and t it add the dry masala - cumin, chilly powder, asafoetida, turmeric & salt.
- Add onion & ginger to the paste and and mix well.
- Heat the appe pan with a few drops of oil.
- Drop the paste into each section of the pan.
- Cook on slow-medium flame for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
- They are ready to be served as a perfect snack, either as is or with some ketchup or your favorite green, tamarind or mint chutney or my favorite chaat.