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Mix dal vada recipe With step by step photos – tasty vadas made from moong dal and urad dal.

moong urad dal vada recipe

Generally vadas are made with lentils or rice. You can make many vada varieties either from urad dal (black gram) or from moong dal (green gram) or chana dal (bengal gram) or a mix of these lentils. Vadas made with any dal tastes good.

Even when you mix these dals, then too the vadas taste awesome. This mix dal vada is made with moong dal and urad dal. The vadas are spongy, porous from inside and crisp from outside.

The term vadas Are used in south India, whereas in the north they are known as pakoras. In west India, the term that is used are bhajiyas. So this recipe can also be called as urad moong dal pakoras or urad moong dal bhajiyas. However the pakoras do not requires fermentation. You will only have to soak the dals (lentils) for a good 5 to 6 hours.

moong urad dal vada recipe

Serve the urad moong dal vada with tomato sauce or green chutney or pudina chutney or coriander chutney or coconut chutney.

How to make urad dal moong dal vada

1. add ½ cup urad dal (husked split black gram) and ½ cup moong dal (husked split moong lentils) in a big bowl or vessel.

moong urad dal vada

2. Rinse the dals 2 to 3 times in water.

moong urad dal vada

3. Soak both the dals in water overnight or for 5-6 hours.

moong urad dal vada

4. Drain the water.

moong urad dal vada

5. Add soaked dals, ½ inch chopped ginger, 1 chopped green chilly and 1 pinch asafoetida (hing) to the blender jar.

moong urad dal vada

6. Grind till smooth. add very little water while grinding. The batter should not become watery. It should be thick and finely ground.

moong urad dal vada

7. Remove the batter in a big bowl or vessel.

moong urad dal vada

8. Add ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon crushed peppercorns, 1 tablespoon curry leaves (kadi patta) and 1 tablespoon coriander leaves to the batter.

moong urad dal vada recipe

9. Next add salt as required.

moong urad dal vada recipe

10. Mix well.

moong urad dal vada recipe

11. If you want, then you can add 1 tablespoon sooji (rava or semolina) to the batter to make the vadas crispy. Addition of semolina (rava) also helps, if the batter has become thin.

moong urad dal vada recipe

12 stir and mix well. check the seasoning to see if the salt is less. Add more salt if required. Mix the batter well.

 moong urad dal vada recipe

13. In a deep frying pan or kadai, heat oil. Do a small test, just add a small amount of batter. If it gradually and steadily comes on top. Then your vadas are ready to fry.

moong urad dal vada recipe

14. Drop spoonfuls of the batter in the oil. on a medium flame fry the vadas.

moong urad dal vada recipe

15. Fry few vadas at a time depending upon the capacity of the kadai.

moong urad dal vada recipe

16. When one side is lightly crisp and golden then turn the vadas and continue to fry till crisp and golden.

moong urad dal vada recipe

17. Once the vadas become crisp and golden then remove them with a slotted spoon.

moong urad dal vada recipe

18. Drain them on kitchen napkins or tissues to remove excess oil.

moong urad dal vada recipe

19. Similarly fry the rest of vadas.

moong urad dal vada recipe

20. Serve the delicious moong urad dal vada with tomato sauce or green chutney. You can also serve the vadas with sambhar and coconut chutney. You can have these plain too.

moong urad dal vada recipe
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5 from 3 votes
Mixed dal vada recipe - tasty vadas made from urad dal (black gram) or moong dal (green gram).
Prep Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 40 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Snacks

Servings 3
Units

Ingredients

  • ½ cup husked split black gram (urad dal)
  • ½ cup husked split moong lentils (moong dal)
  • ½ inch piece of ginger (adrak)
  • 1 green chilli (hari mirch)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seed (jeera)
  • ½ teaspoon crushed peppercorns (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon curry leaves (kadi patta) chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta) - optional
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • salt as required
  • water as required
  • 1 tablespoon semolina or as required (rava/suji) - optional

Instructions

  • Soak the lentils overnight or for 5-6 hours.
  • Drain and then grind with ginger, green chilli and asafoetida.
  • Add very little water while grinding.
  • The batter should be thick, smooth and fluffy.
  • Add salt, cumin seeds, crushed peppercorns, curry leaves and coriander leaves to the batter.
  • Add 1 tbsp rava (semolina) to the batter.
  • Heat oil and drop spoonfuls of the batter in the oil.
  • Deep fry the vadas till golden brown and crisp.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and drain the urad moong dal vadas on paper tissues to remove excess oil.
  • Serve urad moong dal vada hot with some coconut chutney or green chutney.

Notes

1. The key to get soft urad dal or moong dal vadas is the soaking time. Soaking overnight or soaking at least for 5-6 hours helps in making the vadas soft.
2. Another important factor is grinding. When grinding stirring the batter and adding water in intervals helps in making soft & light vadas.

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