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Moongdal Fitters

Pesarapappu Pakodi | Moongdal Fitters

A coarse mixture of pesarapappu or moongdal mixed with onion, chilies and deep fried in oil resulting a crispy and very tasty pakodi.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soak Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup Moongdal or Pesarapappu
  • 1 medium Onion (sliced)
  • 2 Green chilies (finely chopped)
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Chat Masala
  • Salt as per your taste
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Wash the moongdal twice and soak for an hour.
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  • After an hour, drain off the water and take the moongdal in the blender and make a coarse paste.
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  • Take the coarsely blended paste in a mixing bowl.
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  • Add chopped chilies, curry leaves, chili powder, chat masala and salt. Mix well.
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  • Now add the sliced onions and mix it.
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  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan or kadai. Once the oil is heat enough, take small portions of the dal mixture and put it in the oil.
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  • Fry them stirring now and then to be evenly cooked and golden on both sides.
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  • Remove from the oil and drain on the paper towel.
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  • Moongdal pakodi or fitters are ready to serve. Serve them hot. Kids love this eating with tomato ketchup.
    Moongdal Fitters


If you like to have soft pakodi, make a fine paste of the moongdal.