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Pesara Garelu (Moong dal Vada)

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine andhra
Servings 2430 garelu


  • 8 chilies Green
  • 2 Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • to taste Salt


  • Soak moong and urad dal, separately, overnight. In the morning, grind them into smooth batter with green chilies, cumin, ginger and salt.
  • Heat about 1½ to 2 cups of oil (I used canola oil) on medium-high flame. When the oil is hot enough, flatten a lemon size batter either on your palm or on a plastic Ziploc bag, make a small hole in the middle, slowly slide the batter into the hot oil. Fry the vadas on medium flame on both sides, till slightly golden brown.
  • Serve hot with any chutney (tomato, coriander, ginger, mint or good old coconut).


This is my entry for VKN's VCC Q3 2006: Festival Food event and this month's JFI: Festival Food hosted by lovely Vee at Past, Present and Me.