Thursday, 17 July 2008

Dal pakora



After a whole week of eating out and dinners it is back to simple food. Aaaaah .... relief !
Made dal pakoras with a simple dal chawal ... only because I can't eat only dal bhaat. I have to have something with it ... even if it is aloo bhaja.

I had soaked a mix of five dals for dal panchmela with baati (post coming up later : Updated with link ).

Took a little out of it and made the pakoras. Else they can be made from any dal like chana/masoor/urad/moong.

Need :

Soaked dal,
chopped onions,
chopped green chillies,
a pinch of baking powder,
salt to taste and oil for deep frying.
Chopped fresh coriander leaves and whole jeera can be added too.


How to :

Grind the soaked dal into a coarse paste.
( I keep away a couple of tablespoonful from this ... makes for a great face scrub ;-) ).

Add the chopped onions , chillies , salt and baking powder.

Heat oil and fry the pakoras.



The reason I put up a snap of my lunch plate is to show off my achaar.
It came out perfect. :-)

8 comments:

  1. Ditto on having plain dal chawal..I too MUST have something to go with it, and if that something happens to be pakora, that's as good as it gets!

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  2. Sharmila - this isn't fair...am trying to lose weight:(, and you are tempting me with fried stuff!

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  3. yummy dal pakora .. we make only with channa dal .. havent mixed dals .. must bge really yummy .. Am trying to lose weight too like sunshinemom .. but i love eating kya karen :(

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  4. I usually make do with a few store bought chips, I wish I had time to make sides :-(.
    The pakoras look tempting and cool face scrub idea!

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  5. Rashmi
    Pakoras do make a good accompaniment .. but namkeen makes a better one .. what say? ;-)

    Sunshinemom and Veggi
    You did not notice the quantity of the paste or the no. of pakoras on the plate ... whenevr I make such things I make sure they are in small amounts ... that way you satiate your cravings and don't overload yourself too. :-)
    So go ahead and indulge.

    Bharti
    Chips & namkeen are great too. And am glad you noticed the face scrub idea :-) A pinch of tumeric and lemon juice in it does wonders actually. :-)

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  6. Hey Veggi Platter
    I could not leave a comment on your blog :-( Please allow the option of Name/URL also.

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  7. Namkeen with dal chawal is a new one for me, but it sounds perfect for lazy days, which we have often!

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