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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Roast Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 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

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