Moong Dal Wade (Pakode)

4 from 1 vote

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Served AsLunch, Snacks
Servings 2


  • Oil for frying
  • Moong dal/Yellow split dal 1-2 small bowl
  • Curry leaves
  • Cumin seeds jeera
  • Ajwain/Ova /Thymol seeds optional
  • Green chillies 4-5 no
  • Red chilli powder 1-2 tspn-optional
  • Chana dal flour
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Coriander leaves
  • Onion 1-2 no chopped
  • Salt
  • Garlic-ginger paste


  • Clean the moong dal & soak for 3-4 hours.
  • Drain out the soaked water. Chop the onion & green chillies.
  • Add the chopped onion & green chillies,also add chopped curry & coriander leaves.  
  • Add some red chilli powder,turmeric powder,salt to taste,garlic-ginger paste,1 small tspn of ajwain & cumin seeds.   
  • Mix all the masala & moong dal together,add 2-3 tblpsn of chana dal flour.
  • Mix the mixture with chana dal flour,& check if all the ingredients are bound  together.  
  • We are using chana dal flour for binding. Check if all the mixture has bound & a pakoda or wada can be formed.
  • Heat oil for frying in a broad vessel. Grease your fingers with little oil & place the mixture By pressing with other hand fingers make the circular wada.    
  • Check whether the oil is heated first by adding a small piece of the mixture. 
  • Once checked,add the wada & fry from both the sides till it is golden-brownish  in color.  
  • Repeat the step & make more wadas.
  • Serve the moong dal wade with sauce or dahi dip see the link under Guest Special 

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  1. 5 stars
    You know what Trishakti, some days back i tried this and they came out very hard but now i know the mistake may be I did not put chana daal flour (I think its besan) when i make this next time I will remember this tip for sure.Thank you keep posting… Love your recipes.

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