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Masoor dal pakodas: A savoury snack to relish

Awesome taste that makes you want more!

Deepa Gupta | New Delhi |

Masoor dal pakodas is a savoury snack that is made by deep-frying masoor dal batter containing finely chopped onion, garlic, ginger and green chillies. Although it is made so simple, it has an awesome flavour that makes you want more. Serve this delicious snack hot with tea or coffee. This snack can be made for breakfast, evening tea time or lunch boxes. It is not only simple and easy to prepare, but it can also be prepared within minutes with minimal ingredients.

Here is the quick recipe:

Serves: 4-5

Preparation time: 20minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes


Masoor dal: 1.5 cup

Green chillies: 4-5

Onion: 1 (large)

Garlic: 5-6 cloves

Coriander leaves: 1 handful

Ginger: 1” piece

Salt to taste

Red chilli powder: 1 tsp

Coriander powder: 1 tsp

Chat masala: 1 tsp

Oil for frying


Wash masoor dal thoroughly. Soak it in plenty of water for two to three hours. Drain the water and discard it. Grind the dal to a fine paste or slightly coarse paste in a food processor without adding water. Finely chop onion, garlic, ginger and coriander leaves. Add these chopped ingredients to the dal paste. Add salt, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Mix all ingredients well. Heat oil in a deep frying pan on high flame. When the oil is appropriately hot for frying, turn the flame medium-low. Take small portions of lemon-size and with the help of your fingertips and thumb leave them in hot oil one by one. Fry in small portions flipping from both sides until golden crisp. Take them out on an absorbent paper. Dab another tissue on it to remove excess oil. Sprinkle chat masala evenly over pakodas and toss well. Serve hot with mint coriander chutney. Masoor dal pakodas can be served as it is without any sides but taste great with green chutney.