Friday, December 27, 2013

Green Moong Dal Vada | Fiber Rich Recipes

recipe of making green moong dal vada, famous south indian snack

Green Moong Dal Vada | Fiber Rich recipes

Green Moong dal or chilke wali moong dal (along with husk) is rich in fiber and potassium which helps in lower blood pressure, thus including it in my recipe of vada or medu vada which is a south Indian deep fried snack usually made with urad dal and served with chutney or sambhar. This is a light and healthy version of vada made with green gram and require half soaking time.
Shaping Vada is difficult to many of us, but with practice and 2-3 trails you can shape perfect vada . Use less water as you can while grinding green moong dal and adding bread crumbs to the batter will help you shaping vada.
Now coming to the recipe, ingredients required and detailed instructions for the recipe are as follows:

Preparation Time : 4 hours | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves :8
Recipe Category: Deep fried Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian


Green gram(moong dal)-1 and ½ cups
Ginger-1 inch piece(grated)
Green chillies-4-5
Coridander leaves-1tablespoon
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Hing or asafoetida-1/4 teaspoon
Salt-to taste
Oil-for deep frying


  1. clean wash and soak moong dal for 4 hours.
  2. Grind dal in grinder without water or use 1 to 2 teaspoons of water
  3. step 1 of making vada with green moong dal
  4. Pour it in a bowl, add grated ginger, chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, hing and salt to it, mix well and beat it for 2 minutes so that dal become light and fluffy and air is incorporated in it.
  5. If it is difficult for you to shape vada from it, add one tablespoon breadcrumbs or semolina or sooji to it, this will absorb extra moisture.
  6. heat oil in a pan or kadhai, take a small ball of grinded dal in wet hand, dip your thumb in water and make a hole in the center of vada, carefully drop it in oil
    step 2 of moong dal vada
  7. deep fry 3-4 vadas at a time
  8. Prepare all the vadas with the remaining batter.
serve hot with chutney or sambhar


First deep fry them on high flame as color start changing to golden, set the flame to medium to low for proper frying .
After shaping one vada clean you hand with kitchen towel before shaping the next one.
Don’t use too much water while shaping, oil may splutter while dropping vada in oil and they will absorb much oil in frying process.
For other deep fried snacks recipes please refer to my post 10 indian deep fried snacks.

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