• Prep Time 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time 15-20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

These green gram fritters are simply irresistible.


  • Skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal), soaked in water for 1/2 hour and drained – 1 cup
  • White sesame seeds – 2 tbsp + for coating
  • Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder – 1 tsp
  • Dried mango powder (amchur) – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Gram flour (besan) – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – for frying + for greasing



  1. Grind together moong dal, asafetida, red chilli powder,, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, fennel powder, dried mango powder, 2 tbsp white sesame seeds into a coarse mixture and transfer into a bowl.
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a non stick kadai..
  3. Grease a plastic sheet and your palm with a little oil. Spread some sesame seeds on the sheet. Take a small portion of the mixture, and spread it on the sesame seeds to make a vada. Make a small hole in the centre and sprinkle some sesame seeds on the top.
  4. Deep fry the vadas till golden and crisp. Drain on an absorbent paper. Similarly, make all the Vadas.
  5. Transfer the vadas onto a serving plate and serve hot with green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney.

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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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