Moong Dal Pakoda Recipe | Crispy Veg Onion Pakoda

pakoda recipe

Are you looking for a quick, crunchy, crispy, and tasty snack recipe? Here I present moong dal pakoda which is mainly enjoyed with a cup of tea or chutney. As a bonus, I have also included a unique recipe on how to make green chili achar (chutney) in this same video of moong dal pakoda.

With a mixture of onion and several other herbs and spices, this moong dal pakoda is one of a kind that you have ever cooked. I am sure you gonna love this recipe. Enjoy crispy and crunchy pakoda!

Pakoda Ingredients:

Pakoda Ingredients

Moong dal – 1/2 cup

Green chili – 1 large

Curry leaves – 5 to 7

Cilantro – 1/2 cup chopped

Ginger – 1/2 slice (1/4″ thick)

Onion – 1/2 large

Rice flour – 2 tbsp

Besan flour – 3 tbsp

Garlic – 2 cloves

Chat masala – 1.5 tsp

Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp

Red chili powder – 1 tsp

Hing powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Pakoda Achar (Chutney) Ingredients

Mint leaves – 10 to 12 

Green chili – 4 small

Lemon – 1/2 slice

Garlic – 2 cloves

Yogurt – 3 tbsp

Cilantro – 1 cup chopped

Salt to taste

Pakoda Instructions:
  1. Soak moong dal for 2 hours and rinse.
  2. In a food processor, mix moong dal to make a coarse mixture.
  3. Transfer to a bigger bowl and add all the pakoda ingredients listed within “Pakoda Ingredients” above.
  4. Mix pakoda ingredients very well and set it aside for 15 mins.
  5. Heat oil over medium heat.
  6. Make small-sized balls and fry them until golden brown. Usually frying for 5-6 mins cooks well. Cook in batches do not overcrowd.
  7. Serve with a cup of tea or green chili achar (chutney).
Achar (Chutney) Instructions:
  1. In a food processor, add all the ingredients listed within the “Pakoda Achar (Chutney) Ingredients” section above. Mix well to make a sauce-like paste
  2. Transfer to a small bowl.
  3. Enjoy with pakoda!
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