This is a non-deep fried moong dal pakoda with the goodness of spinach, hint of ginger, garlic, and green chili, the bite of coriander seeds and fennel seeds; crunchy from outside and soft from inside. Pakoda is one of the most favorite snack recipes, especially evening snacks. Who won’t love a cup of masala tea with crunchy moong dal pakodas? But fritters are generally deep-fried. Good health comes with healthy eating. And the first step of healthy eating is a healthy breakfast. Palak moong dal pakoda makes perfect breakfast idea. So add it to your healthy diet and indulge.
Yellow moong dal and palak together, are associated with the dish dal palak. As such palak recipes are generally main course recipes and not often is palak included in the snacks recipes. But it adds to the taste of the snacks and dishes. Yellow dal is a great ingredient for healthy breakfast recipes. Let’s have a look at the ingredients required to make palak moong dal pakoda:
Yellow Dal: It is the most commonly used dal in Indian households if I can say so. And there can be so many recipes using yellow moong dal, be it the snacks recipes, breakfast ideas or main course dishes.
Palak: This recipe is a foolproof way of adding palak in the kids’ food.
Fresh Ingredients: Many fresh ingredients add to the taste of palak moong dal pakoda recipe, such as onions, garlic, ginger, green chilies, etc
Spices: Coarsely ground coriander seeds, fennel seeds, and red chili flakes add a lot of flavor to the moong dal pakoda.
Oil: The best part about this recipe is that it uses little oil. Moong dal pakoda has been cooked in an appam pan using very little oil.
Flours: Since the pakodas are not fried the required crunchiness calls for some additional ingredients. To make the pakodas crisp, rice flour has been added. Further gram flour has also been used for added flavor and softness.
Yellow moong dal is a very versatile ingredient. One can make starters such as pakoda as well as a dessert such as moong dal halwa with it. Other than these, with an upset stomach, the first thing that comes to mind is the moong dal khichadi recipe. Apart from these, there are many more recipes using yellow dal. You can find them here.
Serve it hot with dhaniya ki chutney.
1.This recipe serves 4 persons.
2.Add the soaked 1 cup moong dal in a grinding jar. Grind to make a paste. The paste should be smooth.
3.Transfer the ground dal to a mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients i.e. 1 cup chopped spinach, 1 chopped onion, 2 tsp ginger paste, 2 tsp garlic paste, 2 tsp green chili paste, 2 tsp red chili flakes, salt to taste, 2 tbsp gram flour (besan) and 2 tbsp rice flour (chawla ka atta).
4.Mix well. Add 2 pinch of Eno fruit salt or baking powder. Add few drops of water on it to activate it. Mix. Meanwhile heat an appam pan and add few drops of oil in it.
5.Add the pakoda batter in the appam pan. Fry on low flame.
6.Once golden brown from the bottom, flip the pakodas.
7.Cook from the other side too, till golden brown from both the sides.
8.Serve hot. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 10 minutes + 2 hours soaking time
COOK TIME 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes + 2 hours passive time
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