Palak And Moong Dal Pakodas Recipe
A healthy must try evening snack made of moong dal. Addition of palak makes these pakoda even more crispier and tasty. Serve it with your masala chai.
Pakodas or deep fried fritters are everyone's favourite. They make the perfect accompaniment for the evening tea, and best enjoyed in the monsoon season.
Here, we have prepared the pakodas using split moong dal, which gives the pakodas a light and airy texture. And the addition of palak makes it even more crispier.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Pakoda recipes such as
- 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split) , soaked for 2 hours
- 1 cup Spinach , finely chopped
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
- 1 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds , roughly pounded
- 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
- Salt , to taste
- Cooking oil , for frying
How to make Palak And Moong Dal Pakodas Recipe
To begin making the Palak And Moong Dal Pakodas Recipe, wash and soak the moong dal for 2 hours and then grind it to a semi course paste using a mixer grinder. Remove the ground moong dal into a bowl.
Now, whisk the ground moong dal paste vigorously for a few minutes to incorporate air into the mix to make the batter a little lighter.
Add in the chopped spinach, onion and green chilli. Add the spices mentioned including carom seeds, coriander seeds, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, season with salt and mix well.
Now, heat oil in a paniyaram pan and add oil in each cavity. Once it is hot drop a spoon full of batter into the oil to form small pakodas and let it cook for 2 minutes on medium heat.
When pakodas are cooked on one side and turned golden brown, flip over and cook on the other side.
Once the pakodas are evenly browned on all sides and cooked through remove them from the pan into an oil absorbent paper and proceed to make the next batch of the pakodas with the remaining batter.
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