Chana Dal Bhajiya

Chana Dal Bhajiya

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Instead of using besan, this unusual bhajiya is made with a mixture of soaked and ground chana dal flavoured with crunchy onions, pungent garlic, fiery green chillies, peppy ginger and aromatic coriander leaves.

The batter is reinforced with a little bit of rice flour which makes it firmer and improves the colour and crispness. The Chana Dal Bhajiyas are super crispy and must be enjoyed immediately after preparation.

Try other bhajiya recipes like Crispy Potato Bhajias or Banana Bhajiya .

Chana Dal Bhajiya recipe - How to make Chana Dal Bhajiya

Soaking time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings


1/2 cup chana dal (split bengal gram)
1/4 cup roughly chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp roughly chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)
2 tbsp finely chopped onions
1 tbsp rice flour (chawal ka atta)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
green chutney
tomato ketchup

  1. Combine the chana dal and enough hot water in a deep bowl and soak for 1 hour. Drain well.
  2. Combine the chana dal, coriander, green chillies, garlic and ginger in a mixer without using any water and blend to a coarse paste.
  3. Transfer the paste into a deep bowl, add all the other ingredients along with 1 tbsp of water and mix well.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, drop spoonfuls of the mixture in the oil and deep-fry a few at a time till they turn crisp and golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  5. Serve immediately with green chutney and tomato ketchup.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy217 cal
Protein5.5 g
Carbohydrates17.5 g
Fiber4 g
Fat13.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium19.4 mg
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Chana Dal Bhajiya
 on 23 Feb 18 02:33 PM

This bhajiya recipe made with chana dal and coriander and spiced with green chillies was a super hit with my family along with hot tea...