Lentil and Dill Leaf Pakora (Fritters) Recipe
Pakora Are Quick, Easy, and Delectable!
Pakora are Indian fritters. This particular recipe combines dill leaf with lentil batter to make a delightfully spicy, crunchy, and protein-rich snack. Children and adults alike love it!
Dill leaf is one of my favorite herbs. The aroma of its deep-green leaves is lovely, and it's full of nutrients and antioxidants.
You can serve these fritters with coconut chutney, green chutney, or tomato sauce.
- 1 cup (loosely packed) dill leaves, washed, stems removed, leaves chopped
- 1 cup urad dal (white lentils), washed, soaked in fresh water for 2-3 hours, drained
- 2 green chilies
- 1/2 inch ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
- 1/3 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- oil for deep-frying
- In a mixer or blender, add green chilies, peppercorns, and pieces of ginger. Roughly blend. Collect the mixture in a bowl.
- In the same blender, add soaked urad dal (white lentils). Grind by adding a very small amount of water, just to get a smooth batter.
- Collect the batter in a mixing bowl. Beat the batter for a few minutes to aerate. This process makes the batter light and fluffy.
- Add spice mixture, chopped dill leaves, and salt. Blend well and set aside.
- Heat oil for deep-frying. Wet your fingers and take out small portions of the batter. Gently slide them into the medium-high hot oil. They take round shape when they are immersed in the hot oil.
- Don't overcrowd them. Turn occasionally to ensure uniform frying on all sides.
- When they become golden brown and crispy, remove them to an absorbent paper towel.
- Repeat this process with the remaining batter. Mouth-watering lentil and dill leaf pakora are now ready to enjoy.
- Serve hot with coconut chutney, green chutney, or tomato sauce.
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||36|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 4 g||6%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 6 g||2%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 3 g||6%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 28 mg||1%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|