Green Moong Dal Pakode/Fritters

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No matter what large variation of evening snacks we prepare these days, but the most loved snacks among all of us are still pakoras or deep fried fritters. The authentic way to prepare the batter is with besan/gram flour. I wanted a little change in the ingredients here so I prepared the batter with green moong dal atta/flour to make these pakoras. A little rice flour was also added which made them crispier. Any vegetables of your choice can be used to make these fritters. I have made them by dipping the potato-onion slices into moong dal batter and then deep fried till they had got their signature colour golden brown
*  If moong dal atta is not available to you, the batter can be made by grinding the overnight soaked green moong  dal

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Prep time – 15 min
Cooking time – 15 min
Course – Evening snacks
Serves – 2
Cuisine – Indian
Author – Bharti Dhawan

Ingredients –

•  Green moong dal atta/flour – 1 cup or 100 gms
•  Rice atta/flour – 1 tbsp
•  Salt – 2 tsp
•  Red chilly powder – 2 tsp
•  Pepper powder – 1 tsp
•  Chaat masala – 2 tsp
•  Carom/ajwain seeds – 1 tsp
•  Cumin/jeera – 1 tsp
•  Sufficient water to make a batter neither too
thick nor too runny
•  Sufficient oil for deep frying
•  Thinly sliced potatoes and onions  – 2 onions + 1 potato

STEP BY STEP

1- Add water, salt and other spices to  flours and make a batter neither too thick nor runny. Keep at rest for 15 minutes

2- Whilst heat oil in a kadahi at medium heat for deep frying

3- Dip onion and potato slices into the batter and  add to oil.

4- Deep fry pakodas both sides by flipping until the colour changes to golden brown

°  Do not overload at 1 time otherwise the temperature of oil will get down and pakodas will absorb much oil

5- Serve the tasty moong dal pakoras hot with green onion-coriander chutney


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