Pesara Punugulu ~ Moong Dal Fritters

For Day 3 Week 3 of BM #47, I chose a popular snack from the North Andhra region, also known as Uttara-Andhra or Uttara-Costa.

These fritters turn out very tasty and I liked them better dunked in sambar!

Ingredients - 

*Whole Mung Beans 1 cup
Ginger, Green Chillies, Salt, Coriander leaves as needed
Oil to deep fry
Black Salt as a garnish

*Yellow Mung dal can be substituted as well

Pesara Punugulu ~ Moong Dal Fritters

Method Of Preparation -

Soak the mung beans 5-6 hours. Drain and Make a thick batter. [It need not be a fine batter.]

To the above batter, add the chopped onions, salt, grated ginger, finely chopped green chillies, and finely chopped coriander leaves.

In a wok/kadai, heat oil and after it is sufficiently hot, gently drop teaspoon fulls of batter and fry until they are all golden brown and crispy.

Remove onto paper towels to drain excess oil. Sprinkle some black salt and serve them hot with chutney of your choice. I served it with sambar for a filling snack on a wintry evening!

Preparation Time 30  min
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Friday, December 19, 2014


  1. These fritters looking tempting.

  2. Kalyani Says:
  3. Wow ! Before I make pesarattu next time in, will keep aside some batter to fry these in..

  4. Mung dal preparations are so flavorful. Nice one.

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Drooling over those fritters, i can munch some anytime.

  7. Srivalli Says:
  8. I love these fritters..very nicely done Harini..

  9. Very interesting fritters.Love to try them

  10. Awesome ..any pakoras are welcome ..hmmm..they look yum.

  11. Sarita Says:
  12. I love pesara punugulu.. Nicely done.

  13. Pavani Says:
  14. Love these soft on the inside and crispy on the outside punugulu.

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