Daal Bhajia

TSh 6,000

Daal bhajia is a savory and crispy Indian snack made from a batter of ground lentils (daal) seasoned with spices, onions, and herbs, then deep-fried until golden and crunchy. It’s a popular street food in India, enjoyed for its delicious flavor and satisfying texture.

To prepare daal bhajia, you’ll start by soaking split yellow lentils (chana dal) or split chickpea lentils (moong dal) in water for a few hours. The soaked lentils are then drained and ground into a coarse paste along with ginger, green chilies, and spices such as cumin seeds, turmeric powder, and coriander powder.

Chopped onions, fresh cilantro (coriander) leaves, and sometimes grated carrots are added to the lentil paste to enhance flavor and texture. The batter is seasoned with salt and a pinch of baking soda to help achieve a light and crispy texture when fried.

To make daal bhajia, small portions of the batter are dropped into hot oil using a spoon or hands, forming irregularly shaped fritters. They are fried until they turn golden brown and crispy on the outside while remaining soft and flavorful on the inside.

Daal bhajia is typically served hot, accompanied by green chutney or tamarind chutney for dipping. It makes a wonderful appetizer or tea-time snack, perfect for sharing with family and friends.

At Five Chutneys

We believe in feeding the body and nourishing the soul with wholesome vegetarian fare

Our family is committed to preparing your meals with the freshest ingredients that are healthy and safe to eat.