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Number of servings: 4

Moongodi is special kind of a snack dish that is made from moong dal. It is most popular in Gujarati cusine but is also made in other parts of teh country as moong dal vadas. Tasty and crisp this can be made as an appetizer for parties.  

List of ingredients:
1 cup moong dal (split yellow lentils)  
5 in number green chillies  
1/2 tsp cumin (jeera) seeds  
1 tsp grated ginger  
1 in number onion (chopped fine)  
1 tsp salt (or to taste)  
1 tbsp coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)  
2 cups oil for deep frying  

Cooking procedure
Method: Step 1: Soak moong dal for 4 hours. Wash and drain. Take 1/2 the quantity of moong dal, add salt and ginger paste and blend until smooth. Step 2: Chop the green chillies into small pieces. Mix the rest of soaked dal with the chopped onions, green chillies and chopped coriander (Cilantro) leaves. Add the cumin seeds, salt and the moong dal paste and mix well. step 3: Heta oil in a pan. Take a thin platic sheet or a zip loc bag. Wet one side of the plastic sheet. Take a small lime size ball of the vada paste. Place on the oily plastic side and flatten with finger. Step 4: Gently remove from palstic sheet and drop in hot oil. Fry until golden brown on medium heat. Step 5: Serve hot with ketchup or mint chutney.

Storage tips:
Tastes best when fresh.
Any additional information:
The chopped onions can be omitted.

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