Moong Dal Karara Recipe | Rajasthani Moong Dal Karara Recipe with step by step pictures and instructions. Moong dal Karara is one of the popular recipes from Rajasthan where moong dal pakoras are cooked in yogurt gravy. This recipe is similar to kadhi pakora. Here I have shallow fried the pakoras in paniyaram pan. You can deep fry them too. It goes well with roti or rice. I served it along with rice. Moong dal pakora was so good that we ate few before adding to gravy.
Rajasthani cuisine was influenced by both the war-like lifestyles of its inhabitants and the availability of ingredients in the region. Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred. Scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables have all had their effect on the cooking. So they predominately use dal in their cooking. Some of the famous dishes include Dal Baati Churma, gatte ki subzi, Besan Childa Sabzi, Beans ro saag and so on.(source:Wiki)
Shhh Secretly cooking challenge
Challenge for this month in Shhh Secretly cooking challenge FB group is Rajasthani cuisine. We have group of food bloggers who are paired up and each one gives two secret ingredients based on theme. Other one needs to cook using those two secret ingredients. My partner for this month was very talented blogger Mayuri who blogs at Mayuri-jikoni. She is so helpful to budding bloggers like me and helped me to join several foodie groups.
She travels frequently and get to know about different culture and cuisines and has some amazing collection of recipes around the globe and also lot of travel stories. Check out her space for more interesting recipes. She wanted to make gatte pulao so I gave her Besan and ajwain as secret ingredients. But she was so quick and made delicious Gatte ki Sabji very next day itself. She gave me Moong dal and ghee as my secret ingredients. I wanted to do something savory and came across this recipe and made Moong Dal Karara.
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Moong Dal Karara Recipe | Rajasthani Moong Dal Karara Recipe
- Moong dal 1/3 cup
- Green chillies 2
- Ginger small piece
- Baking Soda 1/2 tsp
- Coriander leaves few
- Hing 1/2 tsp
- Ghee/oil 2-3 tbsp
- Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
- Cardamom 1
- Cinnamon 1/2 inch stick
- Red chilli powder 3/4 tsp
- Coriander powder 3/4 tsp
- Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
- Curd 1/2 cup
- Garam masala 1/2 tsp
- Salt as required
- Soak moong dal for 3-4 hours.
- Wash soaked moong dal and take in mixie along with green chillies, salt, hing and ginger.
- Add coriander leaves to moong dal.
- Grind it to coarse paste.
- Transfer to a bowl.
- Heat paniyaram pan and drizzle oil/ghee
- Pour the batter to pan and cook for one minutes.
- Then flip the balls and cook till golden.
- Moong dal pakora is ready.
- Reserve 2 tablespoon of batter and add water, curd and mix without lumps
- Heat oil and temper with cumin, hing, cinnamon and cardamom.
- Once it browns add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt.
- Add little water so masalas got get burnt
- Add the curd mixture and allow it to boil.
- Once it boils add the pakoras and allow it to boil for 5 minutes.
- Check the seasoning, garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
- Hot Moong dal kurara is ready.
How to make Moong Dal Karakara with step by step pictures
Soak moong dal for 3-4 hours.
Wash soaked moong dal and take in mixie along with green chillies, salt, hing and ginger.
Add coriander leaves to moong dal.
Grind it to coarse paste.
Transfer to a bowl.
Heat paniyaram pan and drizzle oil/ghee
Pour the batter to pan and cook for one minutes.
Then flip the balls and cook till golden. Moong dal pakora is ready.
Reserve 2 tablespoon of batter and add water, curd and mix without lumps
Heat oil and temper with cumin, hing, cinnamon and cardamom.
Once it browns add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt.
Add little water so masalas got get burnt
Add the curd mixture and allow it to boil.
Once it boils add the pakoras and allow it to boil for 5 minutes.
Check the seasoning, garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
Hot Moong dal kurara is ready.
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