Moong Dhal Vada | Kora Vadai


  • Green or yellow moong – ½ cup (soaked in water for 1 hour)
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Red chilly powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander seeds (crushed) – ½ tsp
  • Whole-wheat flour – 2 tsp
  • Chopped green chillies – 1 tsp
  • Chopped ginger – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Chopped coriander – 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil to fry


  1. Soak lentils in water for an hour.
  2. Grind lentils to an almost fine paste sprinkling very little water.
  3. Mix all other ingredients (mentioned above) into the ground lentils.
  4. Check for salt.
  5. Grease palms with oil and pinch a ball of dough and make a ball.
  6. Flatten these balls on greased leaves to form round thin discs.
  7. Fry them in oil until they puff like pooris.

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