Thursday 4 April 2019

Recipe 74: Dal Pakora

Looking for an easy and few ingredients evening snacks?

A dal pakora is just the answer.

Dal or pulses or lentils is a rich source of protein. And besides the usual way serving them with rice or roti, dal can also be made into pakora or fritters.


  1. 1/2 cup chana dal/ split chickpeas
  2. 1/2 cup masoor dal/ red lentils
  3. 1 large onion finely chopped
  4. 3-4 green chillies
  5. 1 tsp. nigella seeds/ kalongi
  6. 1 tsp. haldi/turmeric powder
  7. salt to taste
  8. vegetable oil for frying


Soak both dals for 3-4 hours in water.
Grind dals and green chillies to a coarse paste.
Transfer it to a bowl.
Meanwhile, heat oil for deep frying.
Add salt, haldi, kalongi, and onions to it.
With a help of a spoon, drop 1 tablespoon amount of dal mixture into the hot oil.
On medium high heat, let the pakoras fry till golden brown on all sides.
Take them out and place on a paper towel.
Serve hot with tea and ketchup.

Sanjana Datta Das
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