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Moong Dal Tikki Recipe

Moong Dal Tikki
How to make Moong Dal TikkiImage Credit: Istock

Moong dal tikki is a savoury, crispy patty made from yellow split mung beans. These tiny legumes are not only packed with flavour but also loaded with essential nutrients. Serve it with your favourite chutney and enjoy!

  • Total Cook Time2 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep Time2 hrs
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Moong Dal Tikki

  • 1 cup moong dal (split yellow mung beans)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for shallow frying

How to Make Moong Dal Tikki

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Wash the moong dal thoroughly under running water. Then, soak the dal in enough water for about 2-3 hours.
Drain the water and transfer the dal to a blender or food processor. Grind the dal to a coarse paste.
In a mixing bowl, combine the ground moong dal with finely chopped onion, green chillies, grated ginger, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and salt. Mix well to ensure all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
Now, take a small portion of the mixture and shape it into a round patty, pressing gently to flatten it slightly. Repeat this process with the remaining mixture, shaping all the tikkis.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add a small amount of oil for shallow frying. Cook the tikkis for about 3-4 minutes on each side until they turn golden brown and crispy.
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