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chana dal pakora recipe – these crispy fried fritters made from bengal gram are one of the favorite tea time snacks at home.

these chana dal pakoras are different from the south indian chana dal vada in terms of taste and texture. the taste is different as no curry leaves are used here. the texture is different as the chana dal is ground finely unlike the batter made for vada. also some water is added when grinding the soaked chana dal. the result is a crisp texture from out and a soft bite from within.

in india, we make pakoras  or fritters from many veggies as well as from lentils. while making pakoras from lentils, we need to grind them in a grinder and make a smooth batter along with some spices. i always soak the lentils overnight. but if short of time, you can soak the lentils for about 3 to 4 hours.

i have few more chana dal recipes in the blog like chana dal khichdi, chana dal fry, cholar dalchana dal lauki curry and chana dal paratha.

serve the chana dal pakora hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup. a cup of hot ginger tea will also go well with them. here i served with my very easy and quick recipe of coconut chutney that requires no tempering.

lets start step by step chana dal pakora recipe:

1. soak the chana dal in enough water overnight or for 3 to 4 hours. drain them and keep aside.

chana dal, bengal gram

2. in a wet grinder, add onion, ginger, garlic, green chili and whole spices. add 1.5 to 2 tbsp water and grind to a smooth batter.

preparing chana dal pakora batter

3. take the ground batter in a bowl. add some chopped onions & salt to it and mix well

chana dal pakora batter

4. drop spoonfuls of the batter in medium hot oil and deep fry  or shallow fry the pakoras till crisp and golden.

frying chana dal pakoras

5. drain the chana dal pakoras on paper towels to remove excess oil.

chana dal pakoras, chana dal bhajjis

6. serve chana dal pakoras hot with green chutney or coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.

chana dal pakora recipe

if you are looking for more pakora recipes then do check hurda (tender jowar or ponk) pakora, moong dal pakora, bread pakora, aloo pakoraspinach pakora and chawal ke pakore.

chana dal pakora recipe below:

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chana dal pakora - crisp and soft pakoras or fritters made with ground bengal gram.
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RECIPE TYPE: snacks
CUISINE: north indian
SERVES: 2-3
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
for grinding the batter:
  • ½ cup chana dal/bengal gram
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds/saunf
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 2-3 small garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1 green chili, roughly chopped
  • 1.5 to 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • a pinch of asafoetida/hing
  • a pinch of baking soda (optional)
  • 1.5 to 2 tbsp water for grinding
other ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion to be added later to the ground batter
  • ½ to ¾ tbsp chopped coriander leaves can also be added later in the batter
  • salt as required
  • oil for deep frying or shallow frying
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. pick and then rinse the dal for a couple of times in water.
  2. soak the chana dal in enough water for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
  3. drain the soaked dal and add them to the grinder.
  4. add 1.5 to 2 tbsp chopped onion along with the chopped green chilies, ginger and garlic, asafoetida, fennel seeds, cumin seeds in the grinder.
  5. add 1.5 to 2 tbsp water and grind to a smooth batter.
  6. take the ground batter in a bowl. add 2 tbsp chopped onion and salt.
  7. also add a pinch of baking soda if using. mix the batter very well.
  8. heat oil for deep frying in a pan or kadai. drop spoonfuls of the batter in medium hot oil.
  9. fry the chana dal pakoras till crisp and golden. drain the pakoras on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  10. serve chana dal pakoras hot or warm with green chutney or coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.




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  1. ramona says

    Thank u dassana jee the pakora were really yummy.. Thanks for sharing ur recipes with us.. I am in love with ur website.. god bless you:)