Green Moong Vada
Green Moong / Whole Moong Vadas are Crispy and Tasty Vadas with all the goodness of Green Moong.
In this post, I show three ways of making these Vadas - Deep fried, Air-fried and Pan-fried. Make these vadas and enjoy as an evening snack.
1 Cup Green Moong/Green Gram Dal
3 Green Chillies
4 Cloves of Garlic
1 Inch Ginger
1 Medium Onion
¼ Cup chopped coriander leaves
1 Tsp Cumin/Jeera
1 Tsp Salt
Water for soaking the dal
Oil for frying
Making the vada mix
Add 1 cup green moong dal to a bowl.
Add enough water and soak for 5-6 hours. The dal needs to soak well. If not, the vadas may turn out hard.
Drain off all the water.
Transfer to blender. Coarse blend/pulse without adding any water by mixing as needed. Leaving some dal coarse/unblended will make the vadas crispy.
Transfer to a bowl.
To a spice blender, add the green chilli, garlic and ginger.
Add this to the dal
Add chopped onions and coriander leaves
Making the vada
Take a small ball sized mix, flatten and shape into vadas.
Warm oil on medium flame.
Once the oil is hot, add the vadas to the oil one by one.
Do not overcrowd the oil
Fry until golden brown.
Pre-heat air-fryer at 350F/180C for 5 mins.
Cover the basket with parchment paper or baking paper.
Please the vadas on the air-fryer basket.
Brush all the vadas with little oil.
Air-Fry the vadas at 350F/180C for 10 mins.
Take the tray out and flip the vadas.
Brush with little oil
Air-fry again at 350F/148C for 8-10 mins. Take care not to burn by checking after 8mins.
Enjoy the crispy green moong vadas with Coconut chutney or Ketchup and a cup of hot tea or coffee!
Warm Tawa on medium flame.
Place the vadas on the tawa.
Add little oil as required and roast on both sides until golden brown.
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