Moong Dal Pakoda Kadhi

Prep: 20 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

For Kadhi

1 cup Moong dal flour  

½ cup Yogurt

Water as required

1 tsp Turmeric

Salt to taste

2 tbsp Oil

½ tsp Methi seeds

1 tsp Cumin seeds

2 Dry red chillies

5-6 Curry leaves

2 Green chillies, chopped

Salt to taste

1 tsp Coriander seeds, roasted and  crushed

1 tsp Turmeric powder

1 tsp Red chilli powder

½ tsp Asafoetida

For Pakoda

1 cup Moong dal flour

½ cup Besan

½ cup Yogurt

1  Onion, chopped  

1 tsp Ajwain

Salt to taste

1 tsp Turmeric

1 tsp Coriander seeds, roasted and crushed

½ tsp Cooking Soda

Oil for frying

Coriander leaves for garnish

Method:

  • For Kadi,
  • In a bowl add moong dal flour and yogurt. Mix well.
  • Pour in water and whisk until no lumps present.
  • Now add in turmeric powder and salt, whisk it and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai.
  • Add in methi and cumin seeds and fry for half a minute.
  • Now add in dry red chillies, curry leaves and green chillies. Fry for half a minute.
  • Now pour in the yogurt mixture and mix. Cook on medium low flame.
  • Now add in coriander seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, asafoetida and salt.
  • Mix everything well. let this come to a boil and thicken. Cook for 10-12 minutes and turn off the flame.
  • For the pakoda, mix all the ingredients and add in water as required. Mix to form a thick paste like consistency.
  • Heat oil in a pan for frying. Now drop in small morsels of the batter to form pakodas.
  • Fry till nice golden brown in colour. Remove and drop them in hot kadhi.
  • Garnish the kadhi with coriander leaves and serve hot.
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