Vegetable Dal Pakora Recipe - Dal Bhajiya

Vegetable Dal Pakora Recipe is a healthy pakora recipe made with soaked chana dal, moong dal and carrots. They are pan fried in the paniyaram pan and uses less oil, making it a healthy option. Serve with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and a cup of chai during monsoons or winters.

Archana Doshi
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Vegetable Dal Pakora Recipe is a delicious appetizer or a tea time snack that is made with a combination moong dal and chana dal. The dals are soaked and ground into a coarse batter, then grated carrots, crushed roasted fennel seeds, coriander leaves, green chilli, ginger along with other spices are mixed into the batter to add more flavour to the dal pakoras. 

Adding vegetables to the dal pakoras gives it an added texture and flavor. We have added only carrots but you can add other vegetables of your choice. Usually cabbage is also added to make these Dal pakoras. 

Dal Pakoras are high in protein because of of the dals and have added nutrition from the vegetables. 

You can choose to deep fry these pakoras or pan fry them using the Kuzhi Paniyaram pan. The pan frying method is a more healthier option as you get to control the amount of oil used. Either ways, Vegetable Dal Pakora is delicious and makes a great party appetizer. They also make a great after school snack for your kids. 

Serve Vegetable Dal Pakora along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney as a tea time snack with a hot cup of Adrak Chai.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Appetiser Recipes such as

  1. Bhaji Miligai And Baby Potato Fry Recipe
  2. Chicken Galauti Kebab Recipe
  3. Parsi Mutton Cutlets Recipe

Course: Snack
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) , soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split) , soaked overnight
  • 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , grated
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 2 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Enos Fruit Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch, finely chopped
  • Salt , to taste
  • Oil , for frying

How to make Vegetable Dal Pakora Recipe - Dal Bhajiya

  1. To begin making the Vegetable Dal Pakora, into a preheated pan roast the fennel seeds till aromatic. Remove from the pan and allow to cool. Once the fennel seeds have cooled crush them coarsely in a mortar and pestle and keep them aside. 

  2. Add the soaked dals into a mixer grinder. Add very little water and blend to make a coarse batter. 

  3. Transfer the Dal pakora batter to a mixing bowl and add in the remaining ingredients like the green chillies, ginger, carrots, onions, enos fruit salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, fennel seeds and salt to taste. Check the salt and spice levels and adjust to suit your taste. 

  4. *Method for pan frying the pakora's

  5. Preheat the kuzhi paniyaram pan, add about a teaspoon of oil in each of the cavities.

  6. Add spoonful of the Vegetable Dal Pakora Batter into each cavity; drizzle some oil onto the dal pakoras and allow to steam. Once you notice the top of the pakora cooked, flip it over and drizzle a little more oil and pan fry them on medium heat until browned on all sides and also cooked inside. Once done transfer the Vegetable Dal Pakora onto a plate with an oil absorbent paper and serve hot.

  7. Proceed the same way with the remaining pakora batter. 

  8. Serve Vegetable Dal Pakora along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney as a tea time snack with a hot cup of Adrak Chai.