Moong Badian is a tasty Indian snack mostly relished with chutneys.
Moong Badian is a delicious snack mostly consumed in the East Indian states. It is very nutritious as it is enriched with protein and vitamin. The ingredients required for preparing Moong Badian includes moong dal, spinach, coriander leaves, chilli peppers, baking powder, salt and Peanut or corn oil. It is easy to make and can be prepared at home. This irresistible food item can be served as a snack at any time of the day, or simmered in fragrant sauce and served as a main dish.
Ingredients of Moong Badian
186g yellow split mung beans (moong dal)
125g shredded spinach, trimmed and washed or substitute 2 tbsp frozen chopped spinach, squeezed dry
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaves (or substitute 2 tbsp dried coriander leaves)
1-2 green chilli peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
1/8 tbsp baking powder
3/4 tbsp salt
Peanut or corn oil
Method of preparing Moong Badian
The dal is first washed and a paste is made from it.
When ready to fry the dumplings, the remaining ingredients are added and stirred except for oil, into the paste. Care should be taken while blending the batter as over blend can make the batter dense, which in turn will make the dumplings hard and chewy.
Heat oil in a kadhai and cook in low temperature.
These yummy pakodas are usually served hot accompanied by pudina chutney or dhania-pudina chutney. These fragrant, spongy and mellow-flavoured Moong Badian can be followed by a main dish containing plenty of spicy sauce. They are particularly good when succeeded by a vegetarian main dish, such as cauliflower, green peas and potatoes in spicy herb sauce, round gourd in fragrant gravy, or green peas and Indian cheese in fragrant tomato sauce.
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