Yes, this is deep fried yummy snack recipe which is of Bengali cuisine. We often have it as snack item especially in winter or rainy season. It is called dal er bora or masoor dal ka pakora.
Ok, I wanna admit that I am guilty somewhere for having this once in an every week with rice. But what to do, this snack is just so crispy, crunchy and spicy that I love to have them often. Even with hot milk tea, I enjoy it a lot.
Here in Kolkata, India it’s very famous. And even In Bangladesh, everyone eats it pretty often as a side snack dish while having heavy meals. My friends keep complaining why I don’t upload dishes from Bengali cuisine much as I am a Bengali. So for them and plus for you guys too (who love to eat Bengali food) I have decided to share recipes of 3/4 Bengali dishes every month.
So, Today I am sharing the recipe of daler bora. Daal or dal is basically India/Bengali version of pulses and lentils. Here I will use masoor dal as the main ingredient, which is pink lentil. One good thing about lentil is that it’s very nutritious and very high in protein. This bora or pakora is delicious and that is my guarantee. So try it friends and let me know you like it or not 🙂
- ½ bowl masoor dal or pink lentils
- 2 big onions, finely chopped
- 5-6 green chilies, chopped
- 3-4 tsp rice flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- oil to deep fry (mustard oil preferred)
- ½ bowl water
- the salt according to taste
- Soak the masoor dal in ½ bowl water for a minimum of 2-3 hours.
- Take a blender and make a paste of daal water mixture.Keep the paste in a bowl.
- Add chopped onions, green chilies, baking powder, rice flour into it and mix very well.
- Take a frying pan and pour oil in enough amount to deep fry.Heat oil properly.
- Make small ball shaped doughs with the batter and add in hot oil to fry.
- Make sure that the batter is thick enough so that you can take in hand properly.
- Deep fry them and put in tissue paper for the excess oil to get soaked.
- Serve with spicy sauce/chutney or eat normally with rice.