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Moong Daal Pakora /Moong Daal Ladoo/ Ram laddoo

Deep Fried Lentil Nuggets drizzled with tangy tamarind chutney and grated radish
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack, street food
Cuisine: Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: bhajiya, daal, moong, pakoda,, ram ladoo, snack
Servings: 6 people
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 3/4 cup Yellow lentil/Moong Ki Daal
  • 1/4 cup Bengal Gram/ Chana Daal
  • 3 Green chilies/Hari Mirch
  • 1 tsp Ginger/Adrak
  • 4 Fresh Coriander/ Hara Dhaniya
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder /Laal Mirch Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/Hing
  • To Taste Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seed/ Sabut Jeera

To Garnish

  • 1 cup Radish grated
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Coriender/ Hara Dhaniya
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder/ Laal Mirch
  • 1/2 Cup Tamarind Chutney
  • 3/4 Cup Green Chutney


  • Wash and soak both the lentils in enough water for approx.4 hours.
  • Drain the water, wash again and grind both the lentils with green chilies and asafoetida .(the mixture should be thick and slightly coarse,don’t make it very smooth)
  • Take out the mixture in a bowl and beat well with a whisk to make it lighter and fluffy.
  • To check-take a small bowl of water and drop a small ball of batter in it,if it floats over the water then its ready to fry,if it sinks in the bottom then you need to beat it again till the drop floats on the water.
  • When done add salt, cumin seeds and grated ginger, mix well
  • Heat oil in a deep pan,wet your hands, take small portion of mixture in your hand and drop small size dumplings in hot oil.
  • Deep fry on medium heat till golden in colour and then drain on a paper napkin.
  • Take them in a seving plate,press the nuggets slightly.
  • Drizzle tamarind chutney and green chutney over them.
  • Now add grated raddish over it ,squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle some chili powder and black salt (or use table salt)
  • Finally add some chopped coriander and serve with a tooth pick.


You can also serve the fried nuggets as a starter with tomato ketchup or any tangy dip .