Chana Dal Pakora Recipe : The Delicious Fried Dumplings !

These tasty and delicious Chana Dal Fritters are one such Indian snack which you just can’t seem get enough of. No matter how much you eat, you will never be satisfied and feel sufficient. It’s easy to follow the Chana Dal Pakora Recipe and make the most popular Indian snack at home within minutes.

Chana Dal Pakora

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  • Recipe Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Serves: 4

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Chana Dal ke Pakore

Ingredients Making Chana Dal Pakora Recipe:

  • Chana Dal – 500 grams
  • Red Chili Dry Whole – 2 pieces
  • Green Chillies- 2 pieces
  • Ginger – 1 piece about 2 inch long
  • Garlic – 10 to 12 cloves
  • Red Chili Powder – 1 tbsp.
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper Powder- 1 tsp.
  • Oil For Deep Frying

Note: Chana Dal is additionally called as Gram dal or Bengal Gram. Use saffola oil for cooking.

If Moong dal is mixed along with Chana dal then take both in equal quantity. You can also vary the ratio of dals according to your liking. Both type of Moong dal with or without chilka can be used.

If you want more flavorful and tasty Chana Dal Pakora, then you can add Jeera (Cumin Seeds), Sauf (Fennel Seeds) and Hing in your batter.

Method for Chana Dal Pakora Recipe:


  • Take the Chana Dal in a bowl and wash it for more than under the tap of running fresh water.
  • After you have cleaned the Dal for 3 to 4 times, keep the bowl.
  • Then, soak the dal in the bowl of cold water overnight.

Note: There should be enough water in the bowl before you soak the Dal. You may also keep it for 3 to 4 hours.


  • Now, drain the excess water from the soaked Dal.
  • Again, wash the dal properly once before using.
  • Now, transfer the Dal to the mixer grinder.
  • Grind the dal to make the coarse mixture of Dal which is our batter for the Pakora. Do not make a fine paste.
  • Pour in some water while you grind the Dal till you get the required consistency of the batter.
  • Do not add too much of water as the consistency of the batter has to be thick.
  • Along with the dal grind whole dry red chili also.
  • Transfer the grounded batter from the grinder to a mixing bowl.
  • Now grind ginger and garlic to make a fine ginger-garlic paste.
  • Now mix the grinded dal and ginger garlic paste in a bowl.
  • Then, wash and de-seed the green chilies. Cut these green chilies in small size and add them to the bowl of Chana dal.
  • After you have mixed green chilies, sprinkle some salt and season the batter with the black pepper powder.
  • Mix every ingredient in the bowl properly with each other. Theirs taste and flavors should blend well.
  • Take a frying pan and keep oil to heat in it for deep frying. Heat the oil till it forms the bubbles.
  • Drop the batter in the heated oil land check whether the pakora are forming or not.
  • If the oil is sufficiently hot, then start frying pakora.
  • Now make pakora with the help of a spoon or with your hand.
  • While making pakora keep the flame of stove to medium.
  • Fry the Pakora until they become golden brown in color. Splitter the oil over the surface of Pakora while you are frying them.
  • Take out the Pakora and put them on butter paper so the excess oil gets absorbed.

And your delicious Chana Dal Pakora are ready!

Note: Do not add soda.

You can add some oil in the batter if the pakora are not made soft.

If flame is kept high then the pakora will get brown earlier from outside and will remain raw from inside. If flame is kept slow then pakora will become oily so keep the flame medium and yes of course you can always adjust accordingly.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 379 calories
  • Total Time: PT25M
  • Date Published:

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This Chana Dal Pakora with the spectacular taste is quite simple to prepare. The core ingredient in this recipe of pakora is the Chana Dal. The other ingredients used in the batter are just to add the flavours and taste to your delicious fritter. It uses few handful of ingredients which are easily available in your kitchen. Also, you can add or skin adding the elements as per your preference.

This recipe of Chana Dal Pakora is so easy that even the beginners or the bachelor’s can try to attempt it without any worry. As it gets prepared quickly you don’t have to bother much even if you do not have plenty of time. There are two versions of china dal pakora one made only of Chana dal and other made of Chana dal and Moong dal mix. Both the types of pakora taste awesome.

These fried fritters are it’s definitely worth the try, especially in Monsoon. Raining outside the house, sitting in your balcony with a plate of pakora and a cup of tea is a combo made in heaven. Pakora are favorite of each and every one. A perfect dish for breakfast or tea time snack, some do prefer to make it during dinner also.


  1. The cooking time required for the Chana Dal Pakora is 20 minutes
  2. The measure proportion of ingredients serves 4 people.
  3. One can also add grated bottle guard (Lauki) in the batter but remove excess water from it by pressing with both the hands.
  4. Finely chopped onion can also be added.
  5. During the season of winter, Methi Bhaji can also be used.
  6. If making for kids, then avoid adding the chilies.
  7. The Jain Version of the Chana Dal Pakora can be made by skipping the use of ginger and garlic.


Keep the pakora in a plate and serve them hot along with green chutney or Pudina chutney or with tomato sauce. Garnish the Pakora with:

  • Chaat Masala
  • Coriander Leaves
Quick Tip:
  • You can also eat this with mildly flavoured coconut Chutney.
  • Squeeze 1 tbsp. of lemon juice in your Pakora batter. It will enhance the taste of the pakora.
  • You can have fried, crunchy and crispy pakora with any hot beverage or soft drink.
  • A glass of ginger tea in winters with this Pakora is perfect pair up for to fill your hungry tummy.
Time Serving Calories
 25  minutes  3 to 4 people  379 calories

If you adore  this Crispy layered Chana Dal Pakora then you will love other varieties of Pakora as well. Other fritter which you can prepare quickly at home are Aloo Pakora, Onion Pakora, Palak Pakora, Bread Pakora, Rice Pakora, Corn Pakora and many more.

The other enjoy tea time snacks can be Mirchi Vada, Kothimbir Vadi, Paneer Bread Roll, Idli, baked cakes or Aloo paratha.

This Chana Dal Pakora with the crunchy layer are a perfect partner for a tea-time munch. Not only for the snack time but it is the great option to choose for in the appetizers of the small family function or the party menu Learn and make at home today.