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Monday, July 27, 2015

Moong Daal Pakora in Air Fryer

Good evening to all the blog readers!! Today I am going to share the recipe for "Moong Daal Pakora". I have tried making it first time in my Air Fryer and am very happy with the end product. The health benefits of moong daal combined with the taste of crunchy Pakoras, over and above they are not deep fried ; this makes it a complete win-win situation :D. No guilt pangs post munching these pakoras ;) .

List Of Ingredients:

  • Moong Daal-1 cup
  • Chopped Green Chillies-1
  • Chopped Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp
  • Chopped Boiled small potatoes-2
  • Ginger Paste- 1tsp
  • Salt-1tsp (or to taste)
  • Red Chilli Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  • Oil-1/4 cup (For Brushing purpose)

Steps To Prepare:

Soak Moong daal overnight in a bowl. They will swell up in is and become almost double in size. You may also notice some sprouting. The moong daal you are seeing below is 12 hours soaked in water.

Wash the soaked moong dal and grind it to form a coarse paste. Do not over grind it too finely. You may require to add 1-2 tbsp of water to the dal during grinding.

Transfer the grinded dal in a bowl. Add finely chopped green chillies, ginger paste, salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder and 2 tsp of oil to it. Adding oil in the batter is optional. Mix the ingredients well till batter is light and fluffy. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and potatoes to it.

Preheat the air fryer at 180 degree celsius for 15 minutes.

Once the air fryer is preheated take its basket out and place a square piece of foil on its bottom. Brush some oil on the foil paper with the help of a brush. Make sure you do not leave any space unoiled otherwise the pakoras would stick to the foil.

Post oiling, with the help of  spoon or hands, drop small portions of the batter on the foil.

Place this filled basket inside the air fryer and cook it for 10 minutes at 180 degree celsius.

After 10 minutes, take the basket out. Now you have half-fried pakoras ready with you. Pick them carefully from the foil and keep them in a box. Re-oil the foil, drop another set of pakoras on the foil and repeat the process.

Once you have half fried pakoras ready with you, remove the foil paper from the basket. Brush some oil on the air fryer grill and pakoras. Cook them in air fryer for another 5 minutes.

Crunchy Moong Dal Pakoras are ready. Serve them hot with Tamarind Chutney or Green Chutney!! :)


  1. These foods are good for health. Informative and interesting which we share with you so i think so it is very useful and knowledgeable. I would like to thank you for the efforts. I am tiring the same best work from me in the future as well. thank's for sharing.

  2. Thanks for the appreciation Anna :)

  3. That's amazing! Everyone loves fried foods, but they're just so bad for you and
    I hate the greasiness. I would love to try this product, especially if foods taste just as good.
    This could be revolutionary!
    Thanks for your recipe. Denver Muller

  4. Awesome recipes will try Air Fryer Recipes...Keep up the good work!!!

  5. I got an air fryer for Christmas and was hoping I could make dal pakoras. I was so happy to find this recipe. This cooking method works perfectly!


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