Monday, June 11, 2012


I had seen this recipe on Aditya Bal's Show ' CHAKH LE INDIA'
It turned out so yummy that it has become my family's favourite dish.

Green moong dal (split) ..... 200 gms. ( with skin)
Ginger-garlic paste ........... 2 tbsp.
Garam masala ................... 1 tsp.
Red chilli powder ............... 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric powder .............. 1/4 tsp.
Tomato ......................... 1 small (diced)
Onions ...........................2 small (diced)
Green chillies ............. 2 (chopped)
Coriander leaves ...... handful (chopped)
Salt .......................... to taste
Oil .......................... 2 tbsps.

1. Soak the dal in water for 2 hours.

2. Grind the dal to a smooth paste adding 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste, one green chilli, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, salt (to taste)and a dash of water to grind.

3.Heat one tbsp. of oil in a pan and add the dal batter. Keep stirring until it becomes thick. (into the consistency of making balls).Let it cool a bit and roll small amounts of it into balls / golis.Wet your hands with water while rolling to get them smooth and round.

4.To prepare the masala, heat a tbsp. of oil in a pan and add the onion.Stir fry and add the tomato, the remaining ginger-garlic paste and green chilli.Sprinkle a pinch of turmeric and red chilli powder.Add a little water and saute for a minute.

5. Now gently place the dal golis in the masala mixture and simmer for a few minutes. Stir them carefully once or twice to coat all the masala.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rotis.


Grind together 2 small onions, 1 tomato, 5-6 cloves of garlic, a small piece of ginger and 1 green chilli. In a pan heat oil and saute this masala until the colour changes. Stir in salt and the dry masala powders.Put the prepared moong dal golis and simmer adding a little water to cook for 8-10 minutes. Finally stir in a few table spoons of thick coconut milk. Give 2-3 boils and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


  1. i like these goli form for moong dal...

  2. Yes Roshan..good to make some variations..hai na.
    Thanks for dropping by.

  3. hi,
    This looks like a very novel method of making 'kofta' type balls, w/o deep frying..
    i am always up for trying anything made with green mung dal :)


  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. This recipe looks delicious and new to me.Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks PB ...yes, better to avoid fried stuff as much as time I am going to try these dal koftas with some gravy.

  6. Thanks kurinji:)
    Keep visiting.

  7. wow..great work shobha ji. I saw this episode on NDTV..this looks yummy.Thanks for leaving wonderful comments on my blog. I am your follower now

  8. Thanks got a nice blog too...I have to go through all your recipes.....will do it soon.

  9. Wow that is one protein packed dish..looks absolutely delicious!
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event.

    US Masala

  10. Wow this looks great,mom prepares pulusu with moongdal vada but this is very new to me and looks cool..Shall try it next week.
    Thanks for posting.

  11. Do try it out Smitha...we had it today and my hubby relished it.

  12. Healthy and yummy dish,looks awesome.

  13. Unique dish..healthy and absolutely delicious.

  14. Thankyou Priya, Pushpa and Suja :)

  15. I was expecting that you would fry the balls... but i was bowled over... Its super duper healthy and am loving it :)
    Will make it for sure... :)

  16. Yes ...even I could not believe they will taste good without frying,until I ate the sabji.
    Thanks for dropping by.

  17. wow, amazing. I have to bookmark it and try it out.

  18. wow...very innovative,comforting and healthy recipe...excellent presentation with step by step pictures...will definitely try this.

  19. Moong dal bullets.... very tempting dear

  20. @ indianspicemagic
    ha ha.... really they are to die for!
    This dish has become ny hubby's fevourite ever since I made it.

  21. Shobhaji, fried moong ki goli ki subzi tau bahut baar khai hai par binna fry kiye itni tasty subzi kha ke mazza aa giya. BTW maine goli nahi banai par thaali ko grease karo yaa pani laga ke woh mixture jama do aur barfi ki tarah knife se kaat ke rakh lo aur proceed just like goli. Aur isi ka maine snack bhi banaya, just put 2tbs. oil and add rai, jeera, methi seeds, hing, red pepper flakes and add the pre-cut goli and on low heat stir fry then carefully and when heated through dish it out and serve with any chatney of your choice!! Enjoy and I like ur blog.

  22. Its very new to me, interesting n innovative recipe..

  23. hi
    its very new to me, must try this soon, bookmarked. thanks.

  24. Loved this low fat ,no fry version of daal kofta's ..delicious!

  25. Completely a new dish for me. I will book mark to try soon.