Moong Wadis or Mangodis are tiny sun-dried lentil nuggets obviously made out of Moong Dal. One of my Punjabi friends told me about Moong Wadi Subzi that is very popular at their place. That is when I took the recipe of Moong Wadi and made them last summer. I shall have to blog about the Wadis in a separate post. But this curry is what caught my attention in Vatsala's space. I have been paired with her for this edition of Radhika's Blog Hop. So here is how I made it. I have made some changes to the original recipe to suit our palate.

Moong Dal Wadi Palak Curry

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Source - here
Ingredients - 

Moong Wadi 1 cup
Palak / Spinach chopped 2 cups
Onion finely chopped 1/2 cup
Tomato puree 3/4 cup
Red Chilli Powder
Dhania-Jeera Powder
Ginger-Garlic-Coriander leaves paste 1 Tbsp
Oil 3 Tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

Moong Dal Wadi
Moong Wadis before (Left) and after frying (Right)

Method Of Preparation - 

In a heated sauce pan/wok/kadai add oil and after it is sufficiently hot, fry the Moong Wadis in small batches until they are brown and crispy. Remove them and drain on kitchen paper towels. Fry all the moong wadis and keep aside.

In the same sauce pan, add the cumin seeds and after they are brown enough, saute the onions until they are golden brown.

Meanwhile puree the tomato, ginger, garlic and coriander leaves and add it to the sauteed onions. 

Sprinkle turmeric, red chilli powder, dhania-jeera powder and mix well.

Pour about 2-3 cups of water and let the mixture come to a boil.

Add in the fried Moong Wadis, cover it with a lid and let them cook.

After about 10-15 minutes, add the chopped spinach, salt and let the spinach cook for another 10 min or so. Keep the sauce pan covered.

After the Moong Wadis are tender and the flavors have blended in well, remove from fire.

Serve hot with rice or roti.

Preparation Time 45 min 
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini on Wednesday, November 2, 2011


  1. very nice sabzi..I can pop those moong dal vadis just like dat

  2. Sravs Says:
  3. Very inviting and looks delicious !! happy to follow u !!

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  4. Unknown Says:
  5. very new and colorful recipe love it!

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  6. Aarthi Says:
  7. Delicious …Perfectly made one..I will surely try it soon..Thanks for the recipe dear..

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  8. like the addition of spinach...looks really inviting!!

  9. yes it is papular in north we oftenly cook it . u make perfect subji

  10. yes it is papular in north we oftenly cook it . u make perfect subji

  11. Raji Says:
  12. Vadis are my favourite..and this recipe with palak sounds great.

  13. Am looking for wadis.. this dish is making me to shop hunt def today..yummy

  14. Deeksha Says:
  15. Curry looks very very tasty. Nice color as well.

  16. Priya Suresh Says:
  17. Super delicious, simply inviting and healthy.

  18. nice recipe-looks yum

  19. Usha Says:
  20. Love the color of the curry! mouthwatering!

  21. divya Says:
  22. OMG,very tempting recipe dear...Amazing clicks.

  23. Archana Says:
  24. I was wondering what to do with the packet of moon wadi I had purchased. Will definitely try this out.
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  25. Delicious looking palak curry. Amazingly colorful pics.

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  26. looks delicious.. nice clicks..

  27. Radhika Says:
  28. Wonderful clicks Harini. I too have heard abt Mangodis but yet to try it out though. Curry seems so scrumptious.

  29. Looks tempting,had it in one of my friend's place so yummy,Bookmarked

  30. Uma Says:
  31. Looks so delicious. Nice dish.
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