Masoor Dal Pakodas ~ Red Lentil Fritters

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Ramadan is almost around the corner. I always wonder how quickly it passes from one Ramadan to another. Every Ramadan starts with the thought of taking maximum advantage of the blessed month but as we approach the end of the month and introspect ourselves, we feel that we have lagged from our initial enthusiasm. πŸ™ I sincerely hope it is not like that this year… One thing I love about this month is the feeling of it – it is the time when we can look more into ourselves, think more compassionately for our fellow beings, sincerely appreciate the blessing that we already have, which we fail to see and accept whatever has passed by. Alhamdulillah for everything, right? πŸ™‚


This month, till the end of Ramadan, I will be focusing on light meals and snacks for Iftar and Suhoor meals. InShaAllah, I hope you will find some good ideas for a fuss free Ramadan. We need to always remember that Ramadan is for nourishing our soul. Even though food will be a part of it, it shouldn’t be a hindrance from doing our duties towards the Lord. There are already a lot of quick ideas on the blog, which I am trying to pin up on a Pinterest board exclusively for Ramadan. Do follow the board for many ideas not only from me but fellow bloggers as well! πŸ™‚ Today I am sharing with you a very easy snack – the only waiting time is the soaking time, but once that is done, this snack comes through in a jiffy. Most of the time I crave for parippu vada, but since it takes a little bit more time, I resort to making this vada as it tastes so close to it, though doesn’t look like and my craving is satisfied! πŸ˜‰ Off to the recipe…


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Masoor Dal Pakodas ~ Red Lentil Fritters

Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup masoor dal soaked for 2 hours
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 tap ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies minced
  • A pinch hing
  • A pinch baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp besan flour
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • Oil for frying


  • Drain the masoor dal and grind it into a coarse paste. Some bites can remain, will give a nice feel.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well into a thick mixture. If the mixture is moist, add a little more besan - the mixture needs to be tight.
  • Heat oil in a deep saucepan, enough to deep fry. Take off pinches and deep fry till golden brown.
  • Serve warm with a cup of chai!


Meanwhile, do check out two posts that got me really excited this week! A Buzzfeed feature and this post of Healthy Muslimah… πŸ™‚Β 

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  1. Interesting variation of vada !!!excited to see your Ramadan posts.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nusrath…

  2. Congrats dear and vadas looks super delicious

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nisa…

  3. That’s new to me.. fritters with masoor dal..looks interesting Rafee πŸ™‚ n sounds easy too.. wish u a soul refreshing Ramadan ahead dear πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Chitz… good to see you peeping now and then… πŸ™‚

  4. I do this with lentils that is not getting over or has been untouched for long πŸ˜› Masoor dal is the orange one?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes the orange one… Hehe, I normally make soup of them… πŸ˜‰ Thanks a lot Fami…

  5. Crispy yummy it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

  6. Aah I soo love paripp vada. Looking at your post I want to make some now and eat. hehe!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… you must, Sadia! Thank you so much dear…

  7. feel like grabbing few..looks so delicious…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Gloria…

  8. Hello…I am seriously hungry now ! see when you thought about me I came with a post..lack of motivation and busy schedule is not helping myblogging . Thanks for remembering me. This year if god willing I will be visiting my sister again in December. Hope to see u again then πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, we must meet up then too, InShaAllah… Thank you so much Vinee…

  9. They look fingerlickingly delicious!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  10. masoor dal pakoda looks really yumm.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Swathi…

  11. Resna Nishad says:

    Interesting recipe. I do prepare prepare vada with masoor dal but never tried with basan flour and hing. I bet it taste divine.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Resna…

  12. Yummy and crispy snack. love it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  13. Eagerly waiting to see your Ramadan treats.
    Moong dal pakodas are the same way we prapre too . With a little more ingredients πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Hiba…

  14. Adipoli…these would be so perfect for upcoming rainy season…those pakodas and chai …yumm

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Always a lovely combination… thanks a lot Anupa…

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