It is almost impossible to imagine an Indian household without Moong Dal. This lentil has been an intrinsic part of our cuisine since time immemorial. We feel so comfortable around moong that we have tried quite a few off-beat recipes ourselves, and since moong is so versatile, the results have been nothing short of phenomenal. Moong dal is touted to be one of the best sources of plant-based protein, antioxidants and fibre, which is why your parents always pressed for you to finish your bowl of dal. But did you know the same lentil could be used to whip up some delish kebabs? Yes, you heard us. It is a vegetarian kebab made with common ingredients and that too under 30 minutes! This kebab is so easy to make that you would look for occasions to make it again and again.
How To Make Moong Dal Kebabs | Moong Dal Kebabs Recipe
These moong dal kebabs look like tikkis or cutlets, but are much softer in texture, that because of the ghee and curd used. It not only gives the kebab a creamy feel also uplifts the taste. To make these kebabs you would have first of all wash and drain the dal. Then, take a pan in which you are supposed to heat ghee and jeera until you hear the spluttering. Add dal and salt, and sautee it. Keep this dal-ghee mix aside and let it cool. Blend the dal in a blender or food processor, until you get a dough-like mix. Do not use water when mixing. Mix the salt, chilli powder, garam masala and garlic into the ground dal. Now, throw in yogurt to make a pliable dough. Divide this super soft dough into round balls, flatten them using your hands. Fry them in ghee, until crisp and brown. Fry both sides. Make sure you keep the flame low, and if you feel the dough will not sustain itself and will fragment, you can add some besan to give your kebabs a firm body.
Here's How To Serve Moong Dal Kebab
Serve these kebabs hot, with yogurt or a mint dip (pudhina chutney). You can be experimental and go for any accompaniment of your choice. Make them today and let us know how you liked them in the comments below.
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