Moong Dhal Vada Recipe

Category : Recipes
Date : July 31, 2018

Moong Dhal, or yellow split peas is a legume that is rich in protein and low in fat which makes it an excellent ingredient to use in snacks.


Health benefits of this mighty pea include:

  1. Improves heart health
  2. Lowers cholestorel
  3. Regulates sugar levels
  4. Reduces cancer risks
  5. Promotes weight control

Here is our recipe for a tasty tea time treat, an Indian recipe for Moong Dhal Vada.

Ingredients for Moong Dhal Vada

You will need:

1 cup of yellow split peas

1 small red onion (chopped)

1 red chili (chopped)

1 sprig of curry leaves

1 teaspoon of cumin seeds

A pinch of salt


  1. Soak the yellow split peas for at least 3 hours to soften. This allows for a nice soft texture for your vada.
  2.  Discard the water the peas were soaked in, then put the peas and cumin seeds in a jar blander and blend until you get a rough wet sand like texture. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Your mixture should resemble the below picture:

Vada mixture


3. Heat oil in non-stick pan.

4. Wet hands with water to make handling the mixture easier, then scoop some onto your palm and used fingers to flatten slightly into a rough disk shape and drop gently in the hot oil. Repeat this for a few more vadas, taking care not to overcrowd the pan.

5.Flip the vadas to check that the colour is golden brown, and transfer to a kitchen towel.

6. Serve hot with a glass of mango lassi or tea and enjoy!

Moong Dhal Vada for tea