Vegetable Dal Pakora Recipe - Dal Bhajiya
Vegetable Dal Pakora Recipe is a healthy pakora recipe made with dals and vegetables. The process of frying it in the paniyaram pan uses less oil, making it a healthy option.
Vegetable Dal Pakora Recipe is a delicious appetizer or a tea time snack that is made with a combination of dals like moong dal and chana dal. Adding vegetables to the dal to give it a added texture and flavor.
You can choose to deep fry these pakoras or pan fry them using the Kuzhi Paniyaram pan - with the pan frying method being more healthier option. Either ways, this pakora is delicious and makes a great party appetizer.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Appetiser Recipes such as
- 1/2 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
- 1/2 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
- 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1 inch Ginger , grated
- 1/4 cup Cabbage (Patta Gobi/ Muttaikose) , finely chopped
- 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , grated
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 1 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- 1/2 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Baking powder
- Salt , to taste
- Cooking oil , for deep frying
How to make Vegetable Dal Pakora Recipe - Dal Bhajiya
To begin making the Vegetable Dal Pakora , we will first soak the dals together in water for 2 hours. Once the dal is soaked, drain the water. Grind the dal along with the ginger, green chillies into a smooth batter, adding very little water.
Transfer the pakora batter to a bowl and add in the remaining ingredients. Check the salt and spice levels and adjust to suit your taste.
You can now either choose to deep fry them or pan fry the Vegetable Dal Pakora's.
*Method of deep frying the pakora's
Preheat some oil in a deep frying pan; once the oil is hot, add in a tablespoons of batter into the pan and deep fry on medium heat until golden brown on all sides. Drain from the oil and place them on absorbent paper/
*Method for pan frying the pakora's
Preheat the kuzhipaniyaram pan; add spoon fulls of the dal pakora batter into each cavity; drizzle some oil onto the dal pakoras and allow the tops to steam. Once you notice the top of the pakora cooked, flip it over and drizle a little more oil and pan fry them on medium heat until browned on all sides and also cooked inside.
Proceed the same way with the remaining pakora batter.
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