Moongdal Oats Dahi vade

I usually soak moongdal generously 😂 coz when I do many dishes get lined up for next two days. In my home more than any other pulse moongal dal is used without any hesitation as the same is not so heavy on tummy unlike other daals. Day before yesterday I made moongdal poha and then the rest batter was fermented for dahi vadas.
Unlike urad dal vadas I find moongdal vadas much lighter and digestible. Urad dal vadas doesnt suits my family as it is very heavy and gaseous. Only when guests are at home do I make urad dal Dahi bhallas(of course they taste yummy) I shared the recipe too.

This is an easy recipe but requires good grinding and fermentation for soft and tasty vades. I avoid using eno or baking soda as naturally fermented ones are good to digest and healthy.

Makes 15 vades


Moong dal 1 cup
Ginger 1/2 inch
Curd 3 cups
Chopped cilantro
Green chillies chopped as per taste
Oats 2 tbsp
Oil to shallow fry
Ajwaen 1/2 tsp
Nuts (optional) - almonds, raisins.
Hing pinch

Seasoning for curd
Black salt, black pepper, red chilly powder and jeera powder as per taste

Soak moongdal overnight or for 4_5 hrs atleast
Grind smooth alongwith ginger using little water
Keep it to ferment for atleast 3_4 hrs

In a bowl mix grinded moongdal alongwith all ingredients except oil curd and nuts.Mix little water to adjust the batter consistency.

Keep aside for another 10 mins as oats absorbs water. You may need to add little water.

Put a tablespoonful of batter on greased palm. Tap flat. Fill nuts. And close the vadas carefully. Put the vadas on pregreased and hot appam pan and shallow fry using little oil.
You may skip filling nuts and directly make vadas out of batter.

Add vadas in hot water bowl for 7-8 mins. Squeeze water and keep aside.

Meanwhile whisk curd. Add seasoning of black salt, pepper, jeera powder freshly grounded and red chilly powder.

Add vadas in curd. Garnish and serve chill.

You may like to read my other moong dal recipes as well :
Moong dal chaat
Moong sprouts chaat
Oats moongdal tikkies
Moongdal dhokla


Quite an interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Yasmin Khan said…
Ritu...v good n easy recipes.