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Monday, 2 December 2013

Moong Dal Vadai - Rajasthani Cuisine

For this month’s IFC challenge we are exploring Rajasthani cuisine chosen by Mrs.Manjula of Desi Fiesta. Thanks a lot Shobana, Saraswathi and Manjula for all the wonderful challenges.

Rajasthani cuisine or Marwari recipes is a splendid array of unique, rich, colourful, spicy curries and mouth-watering delectable sweets. This style of cooking, is not only the mirror of wealth and prosperity, but also reflects the traditional warrior lifestyles [the Rajputs] and the availability of ingredients in this water starved region. Food that last for several days was given more preference. Due to the scarcity of water, the cuisine involves use of milk, yogurt or buttermilk to wet the gravies. Instead of greens, they use different types of local berries. The use of lentils and legumes, mainly Jowar, Bajra and Gram flour in their food keeps the nutritional value very high. Once cooked, these most of the traditional Rajasthani vegetables can be eaten over days and don’t need refrigeration for weather condition over there keep the food good. For this month’s challenge Mrs. Manjula Bharat chose a royal festive spread of Rajasthani recipes and I chose to do few Moong dal Vadai, Missi Roti, Jaipuri Sabji for the challenge. Do check out other Vadai Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Moong Dal Vadai with step by step photos…

Ingredients

Moong dal/Pacha paruppu
1 cup
Onions
½ finely chopped
Green chillies
2 finely chopped
Ginger
1 tsp finely chopped
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Coriander leaves/Cilantro
2 tbsp finely chopped
Salt
As needed
Oil
For deep frying

Method

Wash and soak the moong dal in water for about 2 hours.


Grind it coarsely to form a paste, sprinkle water only if needed.


Add the chopped onions, green chillies, ginger, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, salt to the ground dal and mix well.


Heat oil in a kadai. Check the amount of salt in the dal mixture. Make small vadais and deep fry it till golden colour on both the sides. Drain it on a paper towel.


Serve this crispy vadas with green chutney or tomato ketchup.


Delicious, crispy and yummy vadai is read to be enjoyed as a part of Rajasthani thali or just as a tea time snack.

Missi Roti, Moong dal vadai and raita for IFC challenge, Missi Roti coming up in the next post.

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22 comments:

  1. I love rajistjani food, :)
    Looking forward to missinroti recipe
    Happy Monday
    Kisses
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  2. This sounds interesting.. Vadai with mung dal.. Crispy and yummy..

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  3. wow it looks crunchy and delicious....love rajasthani dishes...would love to try it

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  4. Moong dal vadai looks crispy & yummy..

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  5. Yum and more yum at our fav snack. Just love the outcome.

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  6. Moong dal vada is new to me, they look completely yumm. Thanks for sharing

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  7. the vadas look so crispy n yum...

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  8. Moong dal vada I looks crispy and yummy ! waiting for missi roti.....

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  9. Perfect snack to have it with tea; well explained with step wise pictures.

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  10. the rajasthani menu looks delicious and inviting...

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  11. Moong Dal Vadai

    Superb ! Mouth watering !! Thanks for sharing !!!

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  12. Tasty moong daal vada. So easy and nice.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I never tasted it before but moong dal vada looks so good and crispy ..

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  14. lovely vadai..very cute and crispy..

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  15. pinnitinga...enjoyyyy...looking yummy dear...

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  16. Well done dear :) Love the way you prepared it..

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