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Moong Dal Vada (Lentil Fritters) – Raam Laddu
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Moong Dal Vada (Lentil Fritters) - Low Fat Ebelskiver Pan Version

Moong Dal Vada recipe to make in a healthier way with the same delicious taste we crave for. I have used a seasoned cast iron takoyaki plate to shallow fry instead of deep-frying. This proposed method makes this appetizer much better on the health chart.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Soaking Time3 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Hindu, Low Fat, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Dal Vada, Lentil Fritters, Moong Dal Vada
Servings: 8
Calories: 178kcal


  • 2 cups Green gram lentils Chilka Mung Dal
  • 5 g Green chilies 4 to 5 chopped
  • 25 g Ginger 2 inch piece chopped finely
  • 15 g Cilantro handful chopped finely
  • 75 g Radish Diakon - 1 cup grated - optional
  • 50 g Green Onions 1 cup chopped - optional



  • Green Gram Lentil Preparation - Wash and soak the lentils for two hours.
    2 cups Green gram lentils
    washed and soaked moong dal
  • Then strain it and blend in in a blender.
    blended moong dal for making lentil fritters
  • Transfer the batter into a mixing bowl and add green chilies, ginger, cilantro and spices (salt, red chili flakes, cumin seeds and asafoetida).
    5 g Green chilies, 15 g Cilantro, 1 teaspoon Salt, ½ teaspoon Red chili flakes, 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds, ⅛ teaspoon Asafetida, 25 g Ginger
    Mixing all ingredients to make batter for moong dal vada
  • If you are making fritters for Ram Ladoo, then add the optional ingredients; radish daikon and green onions.
    75 g Radish, 50 g Green Onions
  • Mix it rigorously to make it uniform.
    Mixed ingredients for making moong dal vada
  • Heat the seasoned cast iron takoyaki plate on medium heat and brush each cavity with oil.
  • Now pour the batter in each of the cavities and flip it after few minutes when bottom side is brown.
    Moong dal vada being made in cast iron takoyaki plate
  • If the pan is seasoned properly then the batter won't stick to the pan and fritters should easily flip with just a stick.
    flipping technique for lentil fritters using a stick
  • After removing from the pan, let the fritters rest on mesh to keep the crispy while they cool a little bit.
    Moong dal vada or lentil fritters cooling down on mesh
  • Your fritters are now ready.
    Ready to serve lentil fritters


  1. If you want you can use the skinned lentils also, but I prefer to use lentils with skin for their nutritional benefits.
  2. Here, I have used a seasoned cast iron takoyaki plate in place of appe pan.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 4mg