Sunday, February 22, 2009

Moong dal Vada/pesara garelu

Moong dal vada is very famous in south india.We used to do either urud dal or moong dal vada for every festival in india especially in A.p.I like moong dal vada compared with urud dal vada .This you can eat is as a snack/breakfast.

Moong Dal/pesara pappu-250 gms
Green Chilly-8-10
Ginger -mediem sizepiece as shown in below image
onions-1 big (finely chopped)
Salt to taste
curry leaves-optional
Coriander leaves (chopped)-1 cup

Oil for frying -2to 3 cups


1.Soak moong-dal abt 3-4 hours.After this,wash and drain the dal (by placing dal in in a strainer).Let it drain for 1 -2 hrs.

2.jsut keep 3/4 th cup of drained dal aside,Grind remaining dal without water along with green chilies and ginger using mixer.

3.Then add ungrinded dal to this grinded dal mixture and all the remaining ingredients (except oil). Mix well.

4.Heat about 2 to 3 cups of oil on medium-high flame. When the oil is hot enough,grease the plastic ziplock bag and flatten a lemon size batter either on a plastic Ziploc bag or on a wet cloth, slowly slide the batter into the hot oil. Fry the vadas on medium flame on both sides, till slightly golden brown.Remove it and put it in paper towel.

5.Serve hot with any chutney or sauce.

I am sending this snack item to the 'Lentils Mela' event hosting by Ashwini .


  1. mmm yummy Dal cakes! my mum and i were just talking about these the other day!

  2. hi kiraJ,

    These are the spicy patties made of lentils(moong dal/urud dal).Dal means lentil ..i hope you knew it right!!

  3. Oh yes :) my dad is Malaysian and my mum is austalian i grew up in Malaysia :) i grew up around malay cooking and indian cooking as well as many other styles of cooking.

  4. Actually, I was here yesterday, but could not leave a comment as there was some the site i guess, and it did not allow me to comment..good that i can now..

    just cannot pass without leaving a comment :) vada looks yummy!