Pesara garelu

Pesara Garelu (పెసర గారెలు) | Moong dal Vada How to make Vada Recipe with detailed video and photo recipe – Traditional Andhra snack made with whole mung beans, ginger and green chillies

Whole Moong Dal Vada is a traditional Andhra snack made with mung beans, ginger and green chillies. Vada is a South Indian style savory fried donut that is usually made with lentils and spices. These can be served as a snack or breakfast with chutney or sambar. You can also make these as a Naivedyam during festivals such as Makar Sankranti, Ugadi and Dasara.

Pesara Garelu (పెసర గారెలు) is one of my favourite easy to make recipes. It’s a yummy, crispy and highly nutritious snack. I’m pretty sure that this pesara garelu recipe will not let you down. It makes you ever ready for unexpected guests in no time.

Pesalu or green gram or Moong Dal… Call it by any name but the nutrients remain the same. Bunch of nutrients rich in protein and fibre Moong Dal is a packed bunch of nutrients and is energy-filled food.

Moong dal Vada

Pesara Garelu taste the best when accompanied with freshly ground ginger chutney and coconut chutney. My child loves to dip this Pesara garelu in the tomato ketchup and take a crunchy bite. Of course, I discourage the use of tomato ketchup as it contains preservatives.

Pesara Garelu (పెసర గారెలు) | Moong dal Vada How to make Vada Recipe Video recipe :

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Pesara Garelu

Pesara Garelu or Whole Moong Dal Vada is a traditional Andhra snack made with mung beans, ginger and green chillies. Vada is a South Indian style savory fried donut that is usually made with lentils and spices. These can be served as a snack or breakfast with chutney or sambar. You can also make these as a Naivedyam during festivals such as Makar Sankranti, Ugadi and Dasara.
Course Breakfast, Festival Recipes, Snack
Cuisine Andhra cusine, Indian, south indian
Keyword crispy vada, garelu, moong dal, pesara vada
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 301kcal
Author Sowji’s Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Whole Green moong Gram
  • 5 -6 Green chilies
  • 1 Inch Ginger Chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon Cumin seeds
  • Chopped coriander leaves handfully
  • Chopped curry leaves handfully
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped onions
  • Oil For deep fry

Instructions 

  • Wash and soak the whole green moong dal in a lot of water for 6 hours or over night.
  • Drain the water. Grind the soaked beans, green chillies,cumin seeds, salt and ginger into a little coarse or smooth paste. Use very little water if needed.
  • Transfer into bowl, add chopped onions, coriander leaves and curry leaves. Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • Wet your hands and take a lemon sized ball of batter and flatten it on your palm or on a plastic sheet. Make a small hole in the middle of the vada so that it cooks evenly all over.
  • Slowly drop it into the hot oil. Fry it on both sides on medium flame til golden brown color.
  • Remove them from oil .
  • Serve hot with any chutney.

Notes

Do not over grind the green gram as this will not give the proper shape to garelu.
** It is better to grind the batter just before cooking as green gram will get fermented very easily and will not give the correct taste.
*** Jeera, coriander and chopped green chillies to the batter to enhance the taste of this pesara garelu.

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How to make Green moong dal Vada with Step by Step :

1.Wash and soak the whole green moong dal in a lot of water for 6 hours or over night.

Soak moong dal

2. Drain the water. Grind the soaked beans, green chillies,cumin seeds, salt and ginger into a little coarse or smooth paste. Use very little water if needed.

Blend into coarse

3. Transfer into bowl, add chopped onions, coriander leaves and curry leaves. Mix well.

Mix well

4. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.

5. Wet your hands and take a lemon sized ball of batter and flatten it on your palm or on a plastic sheet. Make a small hole in the middle of the vada so that it cooks evenly all over.

Making vada

6. Slowly drop it into the hot oil. Fry it on both sides on medium flame til golden brown color.

Fry until golden

7. Remove them from oil.

8. Serve hot with any chutney .

Serve moong dal vada

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