Chana Dal Pakoda Recipe - Yummy Traditional

Chana Dal Pakoda Recipe


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Chana dal pakoda | Gram Bengal fritters || How to make chana dal pakora with step-by-step photos...

Chana Dal Pakoda is a very delicious deep-fried snack that is mostly used as a snack or at iftar time in Ramadan. chana dal pakoda basically comes from India as masala vada while in Pakistan I haven’t seen yet it being sold at any stall or sweet shop.in our family, people called it a kachri our traditional recipe name which came from our elders ;) 
                     
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These crispy fried fritters made from chana dal (chickpeas) are one of the favorite tea-time snacks at home, these chana dal pakoras are different from other pagodas in terms of taste and texture, chana dal is ground coarsely with some spices also some water is added while grinding the soaked chana dal, the result is a crisp  texture from out and soft bite within In Pakistan 

We make pakoras or fritters from many veggies as well as from lentils while making pakora from lentils, we need to grind them in a grinder and make a coarse paste along with some spices, I always soak the lentils for 5-6 hours in warm water
But if short of time, 

You can soak the lentils for about 2 hours, chana dal pakora is my all-time favorite snack is served with green sauce and ketchup but this pakora produces a lot of gas in belly who are patients of gas trouble they should avoid eating this more, though I have added ginger to prevent gas in the belly ...

                       
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To prepare this recipe first we will soak the chana dal at least for 2 hours in the warm water           
        

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Take all ingredients and prepare all veggies
                     
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Put soaked and drained chana dal, spices with little water in the food processor and coarsely blend for 1-2 minutes 

                        
                             

Then add all whole spices to the dal then grind them further for 2 minutes
Note: should be not in smooth paste nor add more water, Its consistency should be thick and coarse

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Now transfer the chana dal mixture to the medium bowl
                              
                                             
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Add salt to the paste and mix well

                        
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Keep mixing by adding chopped coriander leaves, green chilies
you can adjust salt at this stage, mix it well keep it aside.

                    
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Heat the oil in the wok/pan on high flame then after 2-3 minutes reduce the flame to high-medium

Take out dal batter with the help of your finger then flatten between your thumb and fingers. And put in the medium hot oil over medium flame        
        
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You just add 4-5 fritters in one batch fry each side 2-3 minutes 

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Once all fritters started floating in the oil flip them carefully and fry another side the same way as before till turns to nice golden brown color from both sides

                 
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Drain all fritters out from oil and place on a kitchen towel so that excess oil could be removed, repeat the same process with the remaining dal paste  
       
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Now ready to hot serve with the teaketchupand green chutney

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These crispy fried fritters made from chana dal (chickpeas) are one of the favorite tea-time snacks at home.

Ingredients:
  1. 200g, dal chana soaked in the warm water
  2. 1 tbsp, garlic cloves 
  3. 1 tbsp, ginger chopped
  4. 1 tbsp, coriander leaves finely chopped 
  5. 1 tsp, green chilies finely slices
  6. ½ tbsp, black peppercorn 
  7. 1 tbsp, whole red chilies to taste
  8. 1 tsp, white cumin seeds 
  9. 1 tbsp, coriander seeds
  10. Salt to taste
  11. 1 tbsp, onion chopped 
  12. 300 ml, cooking oil for frying 
How to make the Chana Dal Pakora?
  1. Put soaked and drained chana dal, onions, garlic, and ginger with little water in the food processor and coarsely blend for 1-2 minutes 
  2. Then add all spices black pepper, whole red chilies, coriander and cumin seeds to the dal then grind them furthermore for 2 minutes
  3. Note: should be not in smooth paste nor add more water, Its consistency should be thick and coarse
  4. Now transfer chana dal mixture to the medium bowl
  5. Add salt to the paste and mix well              
  6. Keep mixing by adding chopped coriander leaves, green chilies
  7. you can adjust salt at this stage, mix it well keep it aside.
  8. Heat the oil in the wok/pan on high flame then after 2-3 minutes reduce the flame to high-medium
  9. Take out dal batter with the help of your finger then flatten between your thumb and fingers
  10. And put in the medium hot oil over medium flame
  11. You just add 4-5 dumplings in one batch fry each side 2-3 minutes 
  12. Once all dumpling started floating in the oil flip them carefully and fry another side the same way as before till turns to nice golden brown color from both sides
  13. Drain all dumplings out from oil and place on a kitchen towel so that excess oil could be removed
  14. Repeat the same process with the remaining dal paste
  15. Now ready to hot serve with the teaketchupand green chutney
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