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Moong Dal Pudla

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins


  • 1 cup split moong dal (green &white), covered in water and soaked for atleast 3 hours
  • 1 tbsp rice, soaked along with the split moong dal (in the same bowl)
  • 1 1/4 cup water for blending (more as needed)
  • 1 tbsp garlic, grated or minced finely
  • 2 tsp finely chopped green chilis (more or less to taste)
  • 2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • oil as needed for frying pudla
  • optional add in : diced onion


  • Rinse the moong dal and rice with water a couple of times and then submerge in water and let it soak for about 3 hours or even overnight. If you're soaking a shorter time (like 3 hours) use hot water to soak.
  • Once the dal and rice has soaked, drain it completely and add it to a blender with 1 1/4 cups of water, garlic, ginger, green chilis, turmeric, salt and blend until everything is well combined. You want to blend it so it is slightly coarse but has a pourable consistency. You are noot looking for a silky smooth batter- should be slightly grainy.
  • Remove the batter from the blender and place into a bowl.
  • Heat a flat skillet on a medium high heat and spread about 1 tsp of oil all over evenly. Using a ladle pour about 1/4 cup of batter on to the center of the skillet and with the bottom of the ladle, spread the batter into a circlular round shape. If your batter is not spreading easily, you may require more water (add it one tbsp at a time until it is easy to spread). Also note the first pudla always seems to stick , but the skillet is just getting seasoned, and you should have success on the second one and thereafter.
  • Let the pudla cook for about 1 minute and drizzle a tiny amount of oil around the edges while it cooks. Flip the pudla, let the other side cook for about another 1-2 minutes and then remove from heat.
  • Repeat until youve used up the batter. Batter will stay fresh for about 2 days in the fridge.
  • Serve hot with cilantro chutney, ketchup or yogurt!