Monday, December 13, 2010

Moong Dal and Aloo Pakodas

Life has become super busy these days. The week goes by quickly and the weekend even quicker. All this is eating up on my blogging time. There are a bunch of awards to be passed on, tag questions to be answered quite a few recipes to be posted....... hoping to get on track in a few weeks. How about you all?  How much time can you devote for your blog on a daily basis? Let me know in your comments.

Well, getting to today's post.... I am sharing Moong dal and Aloo Pakoda recipe that I made for a recent potluck. It is super easy and delicious:
Wash and soak 1 cup split yellow moong dal for 5-6 hrs or overnight. Grind it in a mixer along with 1 inch piece of ginger, 2 green chillies, 2 tsp cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, 6-8 curry leaves and salt to taste. To this add 2 small grated raw potatoes. Mix it properly and deep fry in oil till they are golden brown. You can eat them with ketchup or chutney. Just add a steaming cuppa tea/coffee, and you are in heaven :)

This recipe is my entry for MLLA # 30 guest hosted by my good friend Priya of Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes. This event was originally started by Susan.

Since it is a very easy recipe for beginners, I am also sending this as an entry for Taste of Pearl City's : Anyone can cook Event.

38 comments:

Rachana said...

Life has indeed become really busy lately, trying hard to take out time for my blog these days...

Pakodas look great, perfect with a cup of ginger tea to beat the cold :-)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

The first thing I did after seeing the picture was to bookmark it. It was sooooooooooo yummy dear that I am surely making it :)

Krishnaveni said...

lovely snack, beautiful picture, great

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

Great pakoda's ... Perfect for the snowy weather nowadays ... will make them very soon ...

aipi said...

very yummy looking..fried stuff is always comforting :)

US Masala

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Nothing can beat deep fried stuff... :)
yummy pakodas... adding moong dal makes them healthy :)

Padhu said...

Moong dal pakodas looks Delicious!

Shanthi said...

Looks delicious and feel like grabbing from the plate

Amritha Kalyani said...

Looks so crunchy .. great evening snack. interesting. would love to try this dish..

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds healthy and new to me...
looks crispy and delicious..
Thx. for sharing :)

Santosh Bangar said...

lovely pakora and new combo.pic are nice

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Lovely pakoras..

Kurinji said...

so inviting n tempting pakodas...
Kurinji

Prathima Rao said...

Yup...life is indeed hectic thz days.. :( Hardly get much time to blog n chk out other blogs.. The pakoras looks so tempting..Thx for sharing this wonderful recipe inspite of ur busy schedule :)

Rumana Rawat said...

Very tasty.. but i though this is chicken :)

Anu said...

It is so yummy...and i am happy to follow your blog..

Pari said...

Life is pretty busy these days and blogging does take a backseat at times.
The pakoras look and sound superb dear.
FOODELICIOUS

Biny Anoop said...

Pakoraslooking delicious....just a cup of tea with it....is all that i ask for

Akila said...

wow so fantastic dear....just love it.... and bookmarked...

Learning-to-cook
Event: Dish Name Starts with D

Regards,
Akila

Smitha said...

thats what we need in winter..yummy pakodas...looks yummy!

Umm Mymoonah said...

This looks very tempting and delicious, thank you for linking it with Any One Can Cook.

Mrs K said...

You are right,this is the time of the year,when the time won't just stand still,there is genreally a thrill in the air,and everyone is buzzing around with so much stuff to do. lately blogging has taken a back seat especially over the weekends,so if i was to average it out I would say an hour a day:) Does that make you feel good or not so good....lol The recipe is awesome,it is snowing here ,daal& aloo pakodis will just perk up things:)

Priya said...

Just craving for some pakodas, Very tempting fritters..

R said...

Rachana: tell me about it! yes ginger tea is perfect :))
Priya YM: thanks priya, do try it out.
Krishnaveni: thanks for appreciating!
Spoonfuls of love...: so true! thnx.
aipi:sure! thanks!
My attempt: u said it :)
Padhu: thank you!
Shanthi: thnx, wish i could pass them on to u :)
Amritha: yes its a gr8 evening snack too, thnx.
Aruna: yes, they r, thanks!
Santosh: thanks for appreciating!
Gayathri's cook spot: thanks!
Kurinji: thank u very much!
Prathima Rao: ditto again!.. thanks for ur appreciation.
Rumana Rawat: thnx! why did u think it was chicken?
Anu: i am honored to know that u thought my blog was worth following! thanks!
Pari: it does, doesn't it? thanks for appreciating!
akila: thanks! cooking an item with D is still on my to do list :)
smitha: sure thing! thanks!
Umm Mymoonah: thanks and u r welcome! its a nice event.
mrs.k: thnx! definitely feels good to have company :)) i average same as about u i guess. i would be happy if this recipe perks things up for all u guyz back where its snowing/raining...
Priya: they will definitely satisfy ur craving :) thnx.

Torviewtoronto said...

thank you :)
healthy and delicious snack

sowmya said...

perfect winter snack..should try once..and healthy too..

forkbootsandapalette said...

this is perfect for the weather we are having right now in Goa..so comforting!

R said...

torview: thanks!
sowmya: yes, thanks!
forkbootsandapalette: sure! thnx, goa is my fav place! so nice that u r based there :)

Now Serving said...

Hi Rupali, Thanks for stopping by and your comments - Since september, when I started my blog, my life has been over taken by it - my mind is a constant state of creative buzz - So much tpo try out, so much to share! I love this whole new world I've found and the wonderful fellow bloggers I am meeting almost on a daily basis :))

Vasavi Suresh said...

Your pakodas look tempting..

sangeeta said...

Liked the idea of salad vegetables tossed in with the mini pakode...

Divya@The Craft Angel said...

I think it is a universal bloggers' whine! I don't seem to spend as much time on my blogs as I'd have loved to :( Anyways, this is an interesting recipe, might try it soon :)

Sushma Mallya said...

looks so crispy,would be a perfect snack during tea time,love to try it out soon...

veena krishnakumar said...

bookmarked!!!!!!!!looks yummy

LR said...

Thanks 4 visiting my blog..and for ur comments..

R said...

Nowserving: ditto on meeting new blogger friends :)
Vasavi suresh: thanks!
sangeeta: thanks, i actually used them as more as a garnish, i like the occasional crunch of the cabbage the with pakoda :)
divya@the craft angel: maybe!! :)
Sushma mallya: thanks! do try it.
veena krishnakumar: thanks!
LR: u r welcome!

Anita Haribabu said...

Wow! Looks yummy! Love the presentation! Very nice blog!!

R said...

Anita: thank you for ur appreciation!