Friday, November 27, 2015

Green Split Moong Dal Vada With Vegetables in Appe Pan (Not Deep Fried)

This dish is very easy to make and the best thing is that you don't need to fry the vadas. I use my appe pan all the time for making different kinds of vadas. For all those unfamiliar with this pan, the appe pan can be used for making vadas, pakodas, falafel balls, malai kofta balls and also you can make vegetable manchurian balls. By using this pan, you have a healthier alternative to the deep fried foods.

Soaking time: 1 hour
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serving: 4

  • 1 cup split green moong dal (35 vada)
  • 4 medium green chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed whole cumin seeds (roasted and crushed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed whole black pepper (roasted and crushed)
  • 1 small green capsicum (diced)
  • 1 small red capsicum (diced)
  • 1 small seeded tomato (diced)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons oil for vada
  • 3 tablespoons water (to grind)

  1. Soak the dal for at least 1 hour in warm water
  2. Drain the water and grind the moong dal with green chilies to a coarse paste in the food processor. Transfer into a bowl
  3. Add the crushed black pepper, crushed cumin seeds, salt and mix
  4. Heat the appe pan on medium high heat, and add few drops of oil in each of the wells
  5. Add a tablespoon of the batter in each well of the hot pan, sprinkle a mixture of the diced veggies on the top (see 1st picture below) 
  6. Let it cook until golden brown. Flip the vadas over to cook the other side
  7. Cook the rest of the batter same way
  8. Serve hot with green chutney and sweet chutney

Notes :

If you like, you can also add chopped onions or any other vegetables you prefer.
For Jains do not add ginger, it will still be delicious.

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