Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rajasthani Dal Pakora - राजस्थानी दाल पकोड़ा (Rajasthani Lentil Fritters)

Hello Friends,

Another Blogging Marathon week. It is BM # 6 and I am doing Regional Specials again and will be posting 7 days of Rajasthani Delicacies. Today is Day 6 and here is my Rajasthani Special for the same.

Here is another delicious and addictive street side food or appetizer/snack that we get in Rajasthan. In Jaipur and other cities of Rajasthan, we don't even call it "Pakoda", but it is rather just called as "Dal Ke". It is a mix of 5 different lentils/pulses/beans and spicy and super yummy !!! They are crispy on the outside and soft in the inside. They are very filling too and I don't even have to tell you how protein packed they are :)


I thought of adding this later. For some of you, who do not know what chawli dal is, here is a pic that I took.


Sorry guys, took the picture in hurry, so not one of the best pics.

Rajasthani Dal Pakora - राजस्थानी दाल पकोड़ा (Rajasthani 
Lentil Fritters)
Ingredients
Peeli Moong Dal (Yellow Split Moong Bean) - 1/4 cup
Sabut Moong (Green Whole Moong Bean) - 1/4 cup
Dhuli Urad Dal (Split Black Gram) - 1/4 cup
Chawli/Chori Dal (Adzuki Beans) - 1/4 cup
Chana Dal (Split Bengal Gram) - 1/4 cup
Green Chilies - 3-4, finely chopped or ground, as you prefer
Ginger - 1 tbsp, minced or ground, as you prefer
Garlic - 1 tbsp, minced or ground, as you prefer
Saunf (Fennel Seeds) - 2 tbsp, crushed slightly
Dhaniya (Coriander) Seeds - 2 tbsp, dry roasted and crushed slightly
Cilantro - 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Heeng (Asafoetida) - 2 pinches
Salt - as per taste
Oil - for deep frying
Preparation
  • Rinse and soak all dals together for 4-6 hours.
  • Grind the soaked dal coarsely. If you are grounding green chili, garlic and ginger, you can grind them with dal.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients (except oil) to the ground dal mix.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan or wok.
  • Take a handful or ground batter and slowly slide it in the hot oil to make the fritters. Depending on your comfort level, you can use your hand or a large spoon for this work.
  • Deep fry them well till they are golden brown.
  • Drain them on paper before serving.
Serving
Serve it with your favorite chutney or sauce. Traditionally, it is served with spicy cilantro chutney.

That's all for now. Do check out what other BM bloggers are doing.


Also, sending this to COOK IT HEALTHY - Proteinicious event of Shobha.


58 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I have a recipe with yellow moong alone,but this sounds more nice and healthy ingredients...nice snack for tea time!

Deeksha said...

Mix dal pakora looks really yummy! Perfect snack for this monsoon season!

Archana Vivek said...

Healthy and nice.

Sin-A-Mon (Monika) said...

this looks super I hate deep frying but for this may be I'll change my mind :D

Usha said...

These are one protein packed pakora.. I think I can munch on these all day.

Mélange said...

Wow..This is more than a street food.Not only tasty,I meant,it's a nutritious pack coming all the way.My God,great for children too.Addictive in all senses..Slurp !

Anu Nandu said...

I've been looking for a recipe for this. Thank you much! Pakodas look better than perfect.

Hari Chandana said...

Healthy and traditional recipe.. looks simply perfect !!
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Aarthi said...

yummy crispy pakoras..

rekhas kitchen said...

They looks crisp and perfect tea time snack priya tempting

Jayashree said...

I like snacks more than full meals. Will be trying this out after the BM.

Raji said...

So many daals wow...would love to much on these.

Vardhini said...

It has been raining cats and dogs here .. perfect snack for the weather Priya.

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Mugdha said...

Love these pakodas..looks crispy and yum...:)

Priya said...

Super delicious and crispy pakoras, feel like munching some..

Paaka Shaale said...

What a healthy pakoda!!! Just loved them priya :)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Priya
During my 15 year work close to Alwar, I was to commute everyday from Delhi. There was a way side dhaba, and they used to make this kind of fritters. I did not know the exact composition,,I will try now, as soon as the rain starts in Delhi,
Have a nice day

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow i hv tasted this n its absolutely yumm dish .. i love it..

kaveri said...

Crispy and yummy looking pakoras...

Jay said...

they look fabulous..my fav is cilantro dipping too..:P

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Sara's Corner said...

Looks so yummy and crispy.

Cooking Foodie said...

I dont know what to say :) these are so delicous... i want a big big big plateful now!

Joanne said...

Any kind of fritters sound good to me, but lentil especially. These look great!

divya said...

Very interesting and tempting recipe.. looks absolutely delicious.. thanks for sharing !

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wow ! so many varieties of dal here...Looks very temping and crispy.
I wish I could have these with green chutney
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

DD said...

these pakodas look yummy and crispy!!!!

DD said...

these pakodas look yummy and crispy!!!!

Archana said...

Thanks now I have a healthy pakoda recipe to make for my pakoda crazy family.

Suja said...

Love pakodas and this is wonderful and healthy..perfect with a cup of tea.

Suja said...

Love pakodas and this one is wonderful and healthy..perfect tea time snack

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A combination of so many beans...really a healthy and delicious snack....

Comfy Cook said...

I am a fritter person but I never had them with lentils. This sounds exciting. Thanks.

Pushpa said...

Delicious and crispy fritters.

Nitha said...

Healthy , crispy snack :)

CinnamonNChillies said...

Gorgeous pakoras!! Wish I could reach this bowl :-)

mykitchentrials said...

drooling over these now :D

aipi said...

The pakodas looks awesome, I feel like grabbing the platter right from the pic. Bookmarking to try it sometime :)
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Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Keep them coming...I'm loving each and every recipe to its core. :)

indosungod said...

They look fantastic and I bet can't stop with just a few. Wow!
It sure delivers a protein filled punch.

Usha said...

Ooo these look so delicious, I feel like having some right now :-) Bookmarked, hope to try this soon:-)

Sobha Shyam said...

pakoras looks delicious..liked the various lentils in them..so healthy n yummy..plz send it to my event dear, thts a lovely entry..i dont want to miss it..:)

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Madhavi said...

OMG Priya...this dal pakodas looks divine...yumm yummmmmmm!!!

Swathi said...

This is really protein packed pakodas, love to try them.

SouthIndianHome said...

Perfect tea time snack.Looks crisp and perfect
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Sweet Artichoke said...

What a yummy snack! I have never tried pakoras made with dal... bookmarked!

Vegetarian Zest said...

Every time I visit your space, I'm really thinking how you make wholesome food look so delicious and mouth watering. All the recipes here are so healthy and so nutritious. Hats off to you!

thekitchenaffaire said...

Woww.. soo crispy and yummyyyy :D Like like :D

Ananda Rajashekar said...

its rainy here and all i want is ur pakora

Suma Gandlur said...

What a combo of healthy ingredients!

swapna said...

Healthy and yummy snack.....

Chaitanya said...

crispy and yummy pakoras ...
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Sushma said...

Yummy!! My mouth is watering...slurp..

Miri said...

These look delicious !

Srivalli said...

Looks very inviting!..will bookmark it!

Neha said...

Hi Priya,

Thanks a lot for this website..:) the " daal ke " is d first dish I've tried from your recipes. they turned out awesome. Just the way I like them. I am from Jaipur, Have been eating all these lovely rajasthani dishes since childhood but never knew some particular recipes coz my family's culinary influence is more UP. So, now that I am in Sydney and always miss Rajasthani food, your recipes are very helping and very comforting and original. Tried papad ki sabzi, another success. Going to try more recipes and impress my social circle and make my taste buds happy. Ta

Anonymous said...

You have stated Chori beans as Adzuki beans, however Adzuki beans are totally different then chori beans and they taste different too.
They are native to Japan. The Red Chori beans that you are referring to is called Cow peas (Lobia).
Thanks

Lucky Sign said...


Amazing blog ! looks for delicious. i am fan of rajesthani pakodi, thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee satyaniketan

Lucky Sign said...

so delicious! so many varieties of dal pakoda here...Looks very temping and crispy thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee satyaniketan

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