Moong Dal Recipe: No Oil Moong Dal Vada & Curry

moong dal vada curry
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Moong dal is a versatile ingredient. Moong vadas taste delicious.

From moong dal curry to moong vadas and snacks and even sweets, you have plenty of options to try out moong dal recipes.

As you know by now, I am always looking for healthy recipes. Whether it is snacks or main coarse meals, my focus remains on health food.

I was always a health freak and the lethargic lifestyle of today has cautioned me further, though we go for regular morning walks. But it is always best to be cautious than to trouble our tummies, hearts, and kidneys with too much oil and sugar. What do you say?

Okay so let's get back to the moong dal vada recipe.









Moong Vada Ingredients
1 cup moong dal (yellow lentils)
1 Fat pinch of baking soda
1 pinch turmeric
Salt as per taste
Roasted sesame seeds (til)
Cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp Oil for greasing appe pan
1/8 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi daana)
1 tsp Ginger-chilly paste


A Guilt-free Moong Dal Recipe Procedure
  1. Soak moong dal and methi daana overnight.
  2. Grind together in the morning with little to no water.
  3. Keep aside for 30 minutes or longer. 
  4. Whisk the batter well. It should be light & fluffy.
  5. Add salt, turmeric, and cumin seeds.
  6. Add ginger-chilly paste.
  7. Grease appe pan.
  8. Add baking soda to the batter and immediately pour into the appe pan.
  9. Sprinkle sesame seeds over each of the filled wells.
  10. Cover the paniyaram pan and cook on slow to medium heat.
  11. Keep checking the moong dal balls intermittently.
  12. Appe pan heats really fast and cooks quickly. So keep a close eye on the balls.
  13. Turn at regular intervals.
  14. Turn off the heat when done.
  15. Meanwhile, heat 1 glass of water. Add roasted fenugreek seeds and little salt.
  16. Drop the moong dal balls into the water.
  17. Let the balls sit for 30 minutes in water.
No Onion, No Garlic Curry  Ingredients
2 tomatoes
1/2 tsp jeera
1 tsp Ginger-chilly paste
1/2 tsp oil
coriander powder
Sugar - pinch
Garam masala
Water
Salt as per taste

Procedure
  1. Heat oil in a pan/kadahi/heavy bottomed vessel.
  2. Add cumin seeds (jeera).
  3. Let them sprinkle.
  4. Add ginger-chilly paste. Saute & stir.
  5. When the raw smell is gone, add tomato puree. I used a blender to mash tomatoes.
  6. Add salt.
  7. Cook well. Keep stirring.
  8. Add sugar.
  9. Add garam masala
  10. Next add water, depending on the amount of gravy you want.
  11. Cook the gravy well.
  12. Squeeze the moong dal balls and drop into the gravy.
  13. Let them sink and sit there for 30 minutes.
  14. Enjoy this scurmptuous and guilt-free moong dal sabzi with steamed rice or roti.
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