Moong Dal Ladoo/pakora, a very popular street food of Delhi, served with grated radish & chutneys is an amazing dish to have especially on rainy days or winter evenings 🙂
Delhi is synonymous to street food for me. Though most of the street food has made its way to Bangalore now, there are few things I still miss. The kulcha chola (actually dried peas curry) sold in the side of the road in huge copper vessels in the evenings and moong dal ladoo served in the afternoon along with grated radish and the green and red signature chaat chutneys.
There is a guy in Lajpat Nagar close to Central Market in Delhi who makes the best moong dal ladoos. No trip to the market would ever be complete without eating a plate (or two) of these ladoos from him.
Moong Dal ladoos are made by soaking & grinding the yellow moong dal with a handful of spices. The batter is then deep fried and served with grated radish for the crunch. Now since I don’t get it on the road side, I make it at home now and then 🙂
And trust me, these are so amazing that you just can’t resist them! But then, I say that about most street food. I love street food of all kinds. Whether it is the pav bhaji you get in Mumbai, or the amazing Kheema pav or the matar kulcha of Delhi! Sigh, I could just live on street food forever, to be honest 🙂
A great way to experience the different cuisines of India is to definitely give a shot at the street food. As long as the food is cooked and hot, I am sure it will not do any harm to you 🙂 And if you make it at home, even better! You just don’t have to worry about it being street food and all that! So go on and make this delicious moong dal ladoo today 🙂