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Chana Dal Aur Hare Lehsun Ke Pakore

Crispy & crunchy snack items made with Bengal gram and fresh green garlic.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Maa ki Dal.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 21-25 minutes

Servings : 4

Chana Dal Aur Hare Lehsun Ke Pakore

Main Ingredients

Green garlic, Split Bengal gram (chana dal)





Level Of Cooking


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  • Green garlic basted
    1 medium bunch
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked for 1 hour
    1 1/2 cups
  • Oil
    to deep fry
  • Red chilli powder
    1 1/2 teaspoon
  • Crushed black peppercorns
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Carom seeds (ajwain)
    1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda
    a pinch
  • Lemon
  • Gram flour (besan)
    2 tablespoons
  • Chaat masala
    to sprinkle


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 2

Roughly chop green garlic with leaves and place in a grinder jar, alongwith chana dal, red chilli powder, crushed peppercorns, asafoetida, salt and carom seeds.

Step 3

Grind into a coarse paste and transfer into a bowl.

Step 4

Add baking soda, juice of lemon, besan and a little water and mix well.

Step 5

Apply little water on your palms and divide the mixture into equal portions shaped into small pakoras.

Step 6

Deep-fry pakoras for 2-3 minutes, turning once a while. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Reheat oil for 1-2 minutes and deep-fry pakoras once again till golden and crisp.

Step 8

Drain on absorbent paper and sprinkle chaat masala on top.

Step 9

Serve hot with green chutney.

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