Moong dal pakode

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Moong Dal Pakode

 Moong dal Pakode with methi leaves known as Paush bade is a very popular snack of Jaipur in winters. As I have already told you winters in Rajasthan could be very cold. Paush month according to hindu calendar is the coldest which will be from 18th december to 16th January.

paush bade

Paush Utsav is celebrated during this month in temples in Jaipur and Paush bade and moong dal halwa are prepared. Both these food help in keeping the body warm and hence are perfect for this cold month.

paush bade 1
All the ingredients added to these Moong dal pakode are warm in nature. These also act as a homemade remedy to battle cold and I think that is a perfect excuse to eat them in winters 😉

moon dal pakode 3

Fresh methi leaves, whole black pepper, Coriander seeds all are warm in nature and then lots of spices are added to these. You can add black pepper powder in place of whole black peppers/peppercorn if your kids are also going to eat these like I do. But the paush bade you get in utsavs are really spicy with lots of whole black peppers and coriander seeds.

moon daal fritters


How to make Moong Dal Pakode/ Paush Bade

Preparation time: 10 minutes
soaking time 2-3 hours
frying time: 30 minutes
makes around 40 pakode depending on size


1½ cups moong dhuli dal/ yellow moong dal
½ cup moong chilka dal/ green split moong dal
1 cup fresh methi leaves/fenugreek leaves washed and finely chopped
2 green chillies cut into small pieces
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp sabut dhania/ coriander seeds
1 tbsp sabut kaali mirch/ peppercorn
½ tsp heeng/ asafetida
½ tsp red chilli powder
¼ tsp garam masala
salt to taste
Note: you can adjust spices according to your family’s taste.

paush bada 2

To make Moong dal pakode/ Paush bade

moong dal batter  mix spices

methi  add methi
Wash and soak the dals for 2-3 hours. Using as little water as you can grind the soaked dals to a paste. Beat for some time till the paste is fluffy. Add all the spices, chopped methi leaves, green chillis and ginger to the paste.

Heat oil in a kadai and check by putting a small drop of dal mixture in oil. If it comes to the top, oil is hot if it sinks heat oil more.
batter  drop balls

Take small balls of dal batter in fingers and drop it gently in oil.

fry drain

You can add 8-10 balls at the same time. Let them fry on high for 1 minute. Turn the pakode and change the flame to low. Let the pakode fry on low flame till they are golden brown.

drain paush bada

Drain on a paper to remove excess oil.

moong dal pakode 1

Serve hot with coriander chutney or sauce.


moong dal pakode

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  5. Poornima says:

    I love Moong dal pakoras and did not have a recipe. Its 5.00 am and I am hungry and the lovely photos in this post are making my mouth water 🙂
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  6. afshan says:

    Just wat I need on this winter night !
    they look delicious!

  7. Swapna says:

    Everytime I come to your blog I end up feeling hungry!!! Not fair!! But this is such a simple and I can imagine such a delicious recipe. 🙂
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  8. Looks so yumm!! Perfect recipe for winters. Thanks for sharing Nidhi 🙂
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  9. Steve says:

    Great photography, and your pakode look and sound delicious. Will definitely give this recipe a try.

  10. Nidhi Jain …perfect recipe for the winter..with good spices ….will surely try ….

  11. Perfect moong-dal-pakode with natural spices…it looks yemmy will surely try them .
    Nidhi Jain…

  12. Priya says:

    Oooohhh yummm Nidhi! I love these. My mum makes awesome mung dal pakode. We call them mungode. 🙂
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  13. As usual, mooh main paani aa gaya! Looks so yumm 🙂 Pinning it to make it one of these days 🙂 Aarya loves pakodas 🙂
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