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Pesara Garelu Recipe - Andhra Moong Dal Vada Recipe

How to Make Pesara Garelu Recipe - Andhra Style vada / fried savory donut made with mung beans, ginger and green chillies.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Andhra, Indian, South Indian
Keyword: Indian Snacks, South Indian Food
Servings: 4
Calories: 301kcal
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 1 cup Whole Mung Beans / Whole Moong Dal
  • 8-10 units Green Chillies
  • 2-3 inch piece Ginger
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Wash and soak the whole moong dal in a lot of water for 6 hours.
  • Drain the water. Grind the soaked beans, green chillies, salt and ginger into a little coarse or smooth paste. Use very little water if needed.
  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • Wet your hands and take a lemon sized ball of batter and flatten it on your palm or on a plastic sheet. Make a small hole in the middle of the vada so that it cooks evenly all over.
  • Slowly drop it into the hot oil. Fry it on both sides on medium flame til golden brown color.
  • Remove them from oil and serve hot with any chutney.


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3.5mg