Pesara garelu or green moong vada is a popular snack in Telugu speaking states of India. It is easy to make and nutritious
- 2 cups of green moong dal (pesalu)
- 1 big onion
- 4 green chilies or as per taste
- 1 Inch piece of Ginger
- 3 cloves of garlic
- Few curry leaves
- 1 whole bunch of cilantro
- 5–6 mint leaves (optional)
- Salt as per taste
- 1/2 cup of green moong dal (pesalu)
- 1 1/2 cup of chana dal
- Wash green gram and soak it for 4-5 hours. For variation #1 wash and soak green moong and chana dal in a bowl for 4-5 hours.
- Grind to a coarse paste along with green chilies, salt, ginger, garlic, and mint leaves. Avoid adding water while grinding and do not grind it to a soft paste.
- Transfer to a mixing bowl and add finely chopped onions, curry leaves, cilantro, and mix well. I use this electric chopper to chop all veggies at once.
- Heat oil in a frying pan over medium flame. I used a sauce pan as it takes less oil and I don’t mind working in batches to fry the garelu.
- Using a polythene cover or your palm. Spread a little amount of batter and make a hole in between.
- When the oil is hot, slowly slide vada in it; add 3-4 vadas at a time. Flip and deep-fry both sides until they turn lightly golden brown and crisp.
- Drain excess oil and transfer them over kitchen paper on a plate or bowl.
- Cuisine: South Indian (Andhra)
- Serving Size: 2
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