Mungodi Curry (Lentil Fritter Curry)

 Mungodi is a delicious curry that is made with day-old daal pakodas (lentil fritters).


 Mungodi Curry (Lentil Fritter Curry)

Serves 6


2 -3 cups day old mungi daal pakodas (lentil fritters)

3 plum tomatoes, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

2” ginger, chopped

7-8 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. dhaniya powder (coriander)

1 tsp haldi powder (turmeric)

1 tsp. amchur powder (dry mango powder)

1 tsp. jeera seeds (cumin)

Red chilli powder to taste

3 – 4 tbsp. cilantro, chopped

Salt to taste



• Grind the tomatoes, onions, garlic and ginger with a little water in a blender.

• Heat 3 tbsp. oil in a wok and add jeera seeds.

• When the seeds begin to pop, add the ground tomato mixture.

• Cook well for about 15 minutes.

• Add the dhaniya, haldi, amchur, salt and chilli powder.

• Mix well and cook covered on a medium flame for about 15 minutes.

• Add 5 cups of hot water and mix well.

• Add the pakodas and allow the gravy to come to a boil.

• Cook uncovered for about 10 minutes, until the pakodas have absorbed the gravy.

• The dish should still have plenty of gravy ( it should not be too dry)

• Remove from fire, garnish with cilantro and serve hot with basmati rice.

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