Moong ki Dal Kay Pakoday

Pakoday and bhajiye are the usual Iftaar snacks that I serve during ramadan other than chanay ki dal and fruit chaats. Deep fried, this kind of snacks are perfect for this monsoon season when served as a snack at tea time as well.

Moong ki Dal Kay Pakoday – Green gram fritters


Dhuli moong ki dal (skinless split green gram) – 1 1/2 cup
Onion – 1, finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste – 1 heaped tbsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Green chillies – 3-4, finely chopped
Cilantro – 3 tbsp, finely chopped
Chopped curry leaves -1 tbsp
Chopped spring greens – 1/2 cup (optional)
Salt – to taste


Soak the dal for 4-6 hours. Drain and grind it adding little or no water. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Heat oil to deep fry in a kadai. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil and deep fry on both sides until golden. Continue until the mixture is finished. Drain on paper towels. Enjoy the pakoday along with mint and cilantro chutney.

This is my third entry to the The Hyderabadi Ramadan Food Festival that I am hosting on my blog: and the first entry to the event- Joy from Feasting to Fasting being hosted at Lubna’s blog-Yummy Food.


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9 Responses to “Moong ki Dal Kay Pakoday”

  1. Yum, looks delicious 🙂 Lovely fried goodies!

  2. My favorite at a shot notice.

  3. hey Mona, there are no limits on the no of entries. Looking forward to your participation.

  4. Pakodes look great. will love them with some tea. I am planning to send something for the event.

    Sharmi, looking forward to your entry!

  5. this looks delicious
    we make a similar beef pickle I thought for the event it had to be a hyderabadi recipe
    will send you an entry

  6. awesome post! what a delicious recipe! can I take it tasty! 🙂

  7. try the moong dal pakora with split moong dal with skin.soak the dal and then remove skin by washing it away.your pakora will be much much more softer.

  8. moon dal pakora? yummy! i make them with masur dal with tons of coriander and chilly. its one of our traditional iftar items! but these look equally yummy and probably healthier than mine minus the chillies =D great stuff Mona sister

    Tamanna, masoor dal pakoday sound delicious. Please do share the recipe with me, I would love to try them.

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