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Moongodi Recipe

Moongodi is a popular Indian Curries
Author :
On :
Thursday, 20 April, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Roast Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • A pinch of soda bicarbonate
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Oil for frying
  • For the gravy:
  • 5 cups - sweet fresh Curd mixed well and chilled
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt and Sugar to taste
  • 1/2 tsp powder of roasted Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup Coriander seeds
  • How to Make Moongodi:

    1. Soak dal for 3 hours.
    2. Grind with chillies, ginger, cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric and salt.
    3. Add soda bicarbonate and 2 tbsps. hot oil over the mixture and mix well.
    4. Heat oil and fry small balls of this mixture till they are crisp and lightly puffy.
    5. Churn curd and add salt and sugar.
    6. Dip the moongodis in a little water or milk, remove and add to the churned curd.
    7. When all moongodis are fried and added to the curd, check consistency and add more curd if needed.
    8. Sprinkle roasted cumin seed powder, chilli powder and coriander leaves in a suitable pattern.
    9. Serve ice cold with tamarind chutney.


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