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Gujarati Gota recipe | moong dal bhajiya | moongdal pakoda | mung dal vada recipe

It is crispy and deep-fried moong dal bhajiya or pakora stuffed with spicy and chatpata potato masala. I also share khatti-meethi chutney recipe to serve with gota. This chutney is slightly tangy, sweet, and different than regular chutney. These pakora are easy to make with all available ingredients in your kitchen. It is all time favorite evening snack with a cup of hot tea. Do try this!

The key to making moongdal gota at home are
  • firstly, soak moong dal well, also while grounding it make sure to add very less water to make it a smooth thick paste. The consistency of the batter is should be medium thick and coating.
  • Secondly, the Taste of stuffed masala is slightly spicy, sweet, and tangy. You can adjust green chili, sugar, and lemon juice according to your taste.
  • Lastly, Deep fry gota on medium flame till it is evenly cooked. Also, it tastes great when served hot and crispy.
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Gujarati Gota recipe | moong dal bhajiya | moongdal pakoda | mung dal vada recipe

Author Nehas Cook Book
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Soaking time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5


For moongdal gota

  • 1.5 cup soaked moong dal
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 medium size or 500 grm boiled potatoes
  • 2 tbsp green chilli paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp powder sugar
  • ½ soaked poha
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • Oil for deep frying

For khatti-meethi chutney

  • ¼ cup soaked dates
  • ¼ cup soaked tamarind
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp black salt
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp jeera powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar or jaggery
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • Some coriander leaves
  • Water as required


Making moongdal gota

  • Wash and soak moong dal for 4 hrs or till dal is properly soaked.
  • Discard water and add moong dal into the mixture jar.
  • Also, add salt and some water. grind it into a smooth and thick batter.
  • Take out batter into mixing bowl and add turmeric powder to it.
  • Then whisk it for 3-4 minutes until it becomes light and fluffy. Keep it aside.
  • For the masala, In a mixing bowl mash boiled potatoes. then add green chili paste, ginger paste, salt, garam masala, black pepper powder, lemon juice, powder sugar, soaked poha, and coriander leaves. mix well.
  • Aloo masala is ready. Make a round shape ball from the masala and make it all into the same way.
  • Whisk the batter once again & further coat the masala with the moong dal batter.
  • Add coated balls in hot oil for deep frying, deep fry in hot oil on medium flame until they are crispy & golden brown.
  • Now drain off over wire rack and fry all vada into the same way.
  • Enjoy moongdal gota with lemon juice, fried chili and onion slices.

Making khatti-meethi chutney

  • Soaked date and tamarind in hot water till they become soft.
  • Then add soaked date-tamarind with water into the mixture jar.
  • Now add salt, red chili powder, black salt, ginger powder, jeera powder, and sugar. grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Then sieve date-tamarind chutney paste. Store chutney pastes into airtight container.
  • Take ½ cup of chutney paste into a mixing bowl; add chopped onion and coriander leaves in it.
  • Add required water to the liquid consistency of the chutney.
  • Serve chutney with moong dal gota.


  • Grind moongdal into a smooth paste.
  • do not add more water while grinding dal.
  • whisk batter into one direction so air particles incorporate into the batter and it becomes light and fluffy.
  • the batter is medium thick and pouring consistency like bhajiya batter.
  • add only 1-2 tsp besan if the batter is slightly thin.
  • masala taste like batter when it is slightly spicy.
  • lemon juice and sugar give chatpata taste to masala.
  • fry gota on medium flame.
  • store chutney paste in an air-tight container up to 6 months in the freezer.
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