Friday, January 27, 2017


Treat yourself and your family to these crispy and delicious moong bean fritters

Treat yourself and your family to these crispy and delicious moong bean fritters!!

No fancy restaurant or a street food vendor can beat the taste of Mom's homemade fritters!!! Last weekend, my Mom fried a batch of crispy and golden Moong Dal Fritters for the entire family. They were so good that I ate the entire first batch myself. These crunchy and delicious fritters are great eaten hot with a cup of tea or coffee.

It's a quick snack and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. If you are craving for a taste of autumn, do try them. It may not be the most nutritious, but who cares? Ideal as a side dish, these moong dal fritters are fried to crispy perfection. Serve them with coriander chutney or ketchup and a cup of tea or coffee. It's a bliss specially during a monsoon season.

moong dhuli dal

these fritters are made from skinned and split green gram beans.

These fritters are made from moong dhuli dal (skinned and split green gram beans). Soak it in the water for few hours (2-3 hours) so the green skin of the gram comes off.

It's unbelievably easy to make. Wash the moong dal and soak it in the water for about 2 hours. Grind it into a coarse paste. Add a little water and whisk to ribbon like consistency, keep it aside for 2 hours. Add the spices just 5 minutes before frying the batter and enjoy your crunchy and delicious fritters with mint chutney and hot tea!


Soaking time: 2 hours
Prepration time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 people
Author: The Food Root

1 cup or 200 grams - Moong Dal (skinned and split green gram beans)
1 piece or 1 inch long ginger, grated
2 green chillis, chopped
pinch of asafoetida
handful of chopped coriander leaves
1 teaspoon - fennel seeds, lightly crushed
1/2 teaspoon - chili powder
1 teaspoon - salt or as per taste taste
- and your favorite veggies (optional)
boiled peas, lightly mashed
1 medium size potato, chopped
1 medium size onion, chopped
Oil for frying

1. Soak 1 cup of Moong Dal for 2 hours. Drain the water and put the soaked moong dal in the grinding jar and coarsely grind it. If the batter looks thick add a little water but do not make a smooth paste.

2. Take the moong dal paste out from the grinding jar and keep it aside for 2 hours.

3. Next, add grated ginger, green chillis, pinch of asafoetida, chopped coriander leaves and other spices in the batter - lightly crushed fennel seeds, red chili powder, and salt to taste. Mix it well.

4. You can also add some yummy veggies of your choice in the batter. I added mashed boiled peas, chopped potato and chopped onion in the batter. Add little water if required.

5. Now, heat the sufficient oil in a deep pan. Once the oil is hot, spoon in the small sizes of fritter mixture, spaced apart. Cook for over 3-4 minutes on both sides, until they turn golden brown. You may need to do this in 2-3 batches until they become golden brown.

6. And, the Moong Dal Fritters are ready! Sprinkle some chaat masala on top and serve them with coriander chutney or ketchup.

1. Make sure you chop your veggies really small otherwise you'll get stuck with crunchy fritters.

2. I recommend frying a test fritter to begin with and to check that you have the right consistency.

3. Theses crunchy fritters are made from moong dhuli dal (skinned and split green gram beans). Soak it in the water for few hours (2-3 hours) so the green skin of the gram comes off.


  1. I love snacks that are easy to munch on like this. I've never tried moong dal before, but they definitely sound interesting!

  2. This sounds amazing. I've had them before when a friends mom made them and they were delicious but it's not something I've ever made.

  3. It doesn't matter if these aren't the most nutritious, they sound great! I love snacking on foods throughout the day and this seems like something I'll have to try.

  4. Sounds like a great snack while watching a movie

  5. These look great! I love fritters but have never had Moong Dal!

  6. I love me some fritters. They are always so delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I've not heard of or tried moong dal before. Those fritters look so yummy though!

  8. I've never tried these before but they look good. Might try making them this weekend :) xx

  9. Mom's are the best cooks!!! These look so yummy and you make them sound so appetizing. i'll save this recipe for a rainy day to try! - Tonya Michelle

  10. Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!

  11. They look so delicious! And I love the fact that you can make them so easily!

  12. Sounds like a great snack! Not sure i could wait the soak time lol

  13. This looks so yummy! I have never heard of this before but will definitely have to try this

  14. This is making my mouth water. These look so unbelievable delicious. I need to make them for myself!