Pakora is a popular snack among Indians. Moong dal is one of the few pakoras that my mum makes on a regular basis. I quickly learned the best way to make Moong Dal Pakoda, and now it's time to share my mum's and family favourite recipe with you.😉

Nothing beats crunchy pakoras on a cold snowy winter day with a hot cup of tea. These moong dal pakoras are made with very minimal ingredients. Crispy and crunchy on the outside, soft and light on the inside, they're sure to become a family favourite.

They are usually served with coriander & mint chutney but also go well with tomato sauce/ketchup or tamarind chutney.


  • 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 2 table spoon rice flour
  • 2 to 3 Green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 iinch chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp crushed Fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp crushed Black pepper
  • Salt, as per taste
  • pinch baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Finely chopped coriander
  • Oil for frying

Preparation Method:

  1. Wash and soak Moong Dal in water for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Drain the extra water from soaked dal. Grind the dal into mixer grinder. Add around 2 to 3 tbsp water while grinding. Grind Smooth.
  3. Transfer this mixture to bowl.
  4. Whisk the batter until it's light & fluffy.
  5. Add all the other ingredients except oil.
  6. Mix very well. Taste and adjust spices as per taste.
  7. Heat oil in a deep pan . Allow it to heat up properly.
  8. Take a small lemon size portion from batter mixture and drop into the hot oil ccarefully.
  9. Fry on medium flame. Allow the pakodas to rise up. Fry them stirring them till golden and crispy.
  10. Repeat sane with rest of the batter . Fry in batches.
  11. Serve this delicious moong dal pakoda with Mint Coriander Chutney and cup of hot tea/coffee.


  1. Soaked dal gives perfect result so don’t be in hurry..
  2. Adding baking soda in batter is optional.
  1. Mmm... looks yummy