Dal Pandoli

Dal Pandoli

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Pandoli is a Gujarati snack cooked in a unique style using a double boiler. Chola dal reinforces this recipe with nutrients like protein , calcium , iron and folic acid.

However, it is very important to soak the dal for a few hours to increase its digestibility. You can also make pandolis in moulds. I have added spinach to make the pandolis interesting and colourful; actually, you can add any leafy vegetable of your choice.

Enjoy this healthy steamed snack with Healthy Green Chutney or Healthy Coconut Chutney .

Dal Pandoli recipe - How to make Dal Pandoli

Soaking time:  3 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 10 small pandolis
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  1. Wash and soak the chola dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 3 hours. Drain well.
  2. Combine the chola dal, spinach, green chillies, curds and 1 tbsp of water in a mixer and blend it till smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the asafoetida and salt and mix well.
  4. Add the fruit salt over the batter and mix it gently.
  5. Tie a muslin cloth on top of a deep vessel, which is half-filled with water and heat till the water boils.
  6. Put spoonfuls of the batter on the muslin cloth at regular intervals. You can make 5 pandolis at a time.
  7. Cover the vessel with a dome-shaped lid and steam in a steamer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to make 5 more pandolis in one more batch.
  9. Serve immediately with green chutney.
Nutrient values per pandoli

19 kcal
1.5 gm
3.2 gm
Invisible Fat
0.1 gm
0.9 gm
11.1 mg
0.5 gm
Folic Acid
11.4 mcg


Dal Pandoli
 on 13 Aug 17 12:22 AM

What is Split Cow Dal? What does it look like? Thanks
Tarla Dalal
14 Aug 17 08:35 AM
   Hi, Below is the link that will help you to understand the ingredient in a better way... https://www.tarladalal.com/glossary-chola-dal-192i
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Dal Pandoli
 on 12 Aug 17 11:09 PM

Can we make of whole Chola, if we don''t get chola dal?
Tarla Dalal
14 Aug 17 08:37 AM
   Hi, yes you try and see...
Dal Pandoli
 on 12 Aug 17 09:02 AM

Can this item (Dal Pandoli) be made in idli making machine?
Tarla Dalal
12 Aug 17 09:16 AM
   Hi, Yes you can but the softness and texture will not be the same...
Dal Pandoli
 on 02 Jul 17 10:01 PM

It tastes yummy. I made it in idli stand as I was not comfortable with cloth and the pandolis came out very well. I served these pandolis with healthy coconut chutney.
Dal Pandoli
 on 15 Apr 17 10:43 PM

Dal Pandoli
 on 28 Jun 16 03:08 PM

Can we make these in idli stand ?
Tarla Dalal
28 Jun 16 04:07 PM
   Hi Aabha, These are pandolis, they can be not made in an idli stand. However if you want to eat idlis you can try them in an idli stand.
Dal Pandoli
 on 17 Jul 15 05:16 PM

Dal pandoli.. fluffy and soft made with chola dal.. this gujarat delicacy is just so good. different in taste and the method..
Dal Pandoli
 on 30 Apr 14 03:06 PM

Very good!!
Edited after original posting.
Dal Pandoli
 on 09 Jul 12 10:26 AM

Dal Pandoli a Gujrathi steamed dal and spinach dumpling with curds and spiced with green chillies. Low cal and healthy.
Dal Pandoli
 on 27 Dec 10 11:32 PM

Its a very unique recipe! truly gujarati! needless to say, delicious!

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