Moong Bhajji Recipe-Moong Fritters
This snack made using split moong dal and spices are perfect to serve during winter or monsoon evenings with green chutney. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside these snacks are a must try.
Moong Bhajji is a delicious deep fried snack made using split moong dal and some spices. This sinful snack is a very popular street food all across Maharashtra. The recipe is very quick, simple and uses very few ingredients. The only advance preparation required is to soak the dal. You can also use Moong sprouts instead of dal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Fritter recipes such as
- 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split) , soaked in water for 2 hours
- 1 Onion , chopped
- 4 cloves Garlic
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 1 inch Ginger , chopped
- 4 Green Chillies , chopped
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
- Salt , to taste
- Cooking oil , for deep frying
How to make Moong Bhajji Recipe-Moong Fritters
To begin making the Moong Bhajji Recipe, first wash and soak the moong dal for an hour.
Drain the water from the dal completely and coarsely grind the dal along with garlic, ginger, green chillies, salt, cumin seeds and hing in a mixer grinder. Do not use any water for grinding.
Add this dal mixture in a mixing bowl along with onion and coriander leaves.
Heat the oil in a wok/kadhai and drop small portions (about ½ teaspoon) of the dal batter into it. Fry till golden brown. Fry the Bhajji in batches. Take out the Moong Bhajji with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper.
Heat a Kuzhi paniyaram pan over medium heat, add 1/2 teaspoon of oil in each of the cavities of the pan.
Spoon a tablespoon of moong bhaji batter into each of the cavities and pan fry until browned and crisp, flip on the other side and cook as well.
Giving up a lucrative career tinkering with Analytical equipments, Madhuli Ajay chose to tinker in her Food lab- developing new recipes & satisfying her culinary travel cravings. She has been sharing heirloom recipes on her blog 'My Foodcourt' for the past 9 yrs. Madhuli bakes to feed her soul. Testing recipes & photographing food for a cookbook, has fuelled her food photography passion. Based in the gorgeous 'Wine Capital' of India Nashik, Madhuli also loves spending time in her little kitchen garden.