#CookandChomp Monsoon special Dal pakauris

Rains calls for pakore, chai and all kinds of delicacies – try these super crispy and easy to make Urad Dal pakoris for breakfast or chai time munching.
And the best part – you will find all these things at home.

Moong Dal Pakauri –

Serves 4 for light snacks

  • Urad Dhuli Dal – 2cups
  • Ginger, finely chopped – 3/4 tbsp
  • Green chilly – 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the Dal for about two hours in water.
  • Strain and transfer to a grinder, add just about 1 to 1-1/2 tbsp water and grind to a coarse paste
  • Mix in the chopped ginger, chillies and salt (My capacity for spices is quite low, so feel free to adjust it according to your palate)
  • Heat oil in a kadhayi, and pour in a bite sized portion of the paste in the piping hot oil. Make sure the oil is really, really hot.
  • Fry till a gorgeous shade of golden yellow and strain on some kitchen towels.

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Serve crispy with mint and tamarind chutney.
Happy chomping. 🙂