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Dal Ke Pakore/Pakode

Dal Ke Pakore/Pakode, crunchy and delcious pakore/fritters made with mixed lentils enjoyed best with chutneys and chai.

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, snacks
Cuisine Indian


  • 1/4 Cup Dhuli Moong Dal/Split Yellow Moong Lentils
  • 1/4 Cup Chilka Moong Dal/Split Green Moong Lentils
  • 1/4 Cup Dhuli Massor Dal/Red Lentils
  • 1/4 Cup Poha/Flatten Rice Flakes
  • 1 tsp Methi Seeds/Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1" Ginger piece
  • 1-2 Green Chilies
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for Frying


  • Mix lentils with fenugreek seeds , wash and soak for 3-4 hrs.
  • Wash and soak poha.
  • After 3-4 hrs,drain water from lentils and poha.
  • In a food processor or grinder, add dal, ginger green chillies and poha.
  • Grind to a fine paste.
  • Transfer batter to a bowl, add salt, beat for 5 mins.
  • Heat oil in kadhai,take lemon sized portions and drop the batter in hot oil.
  • Fry pakora in hot oil till golden brown.
  • Serve hot with chutneys.

To make Spicy Ketchup dip

  • Take 2-3 tsp of schezwan sauce and 2-3 tbsp of Tomato ketchup.
  • Mix well and serve.


Oil should not be very hot, else pakoras will remain raw from inside.
Use any combination of lentils. Dhuli Urad dal(Split Black Gram both skinned and skinless) can also be used to prepare pakoras.
2 tbsp Cornflour or rice flour can also be used in place of poha, but that is optional. You can omit poha or the above mentioned flours .
Keyword Dal Vade, Red Lentils, Split Green Moong Lentils, Split Yellow Moong Lentils
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