Chola Dal Pudla

Chola Dal Pudla

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A traditional Gujarati dish, Chola Dal Pudla is a scrumptious pancake made of a batter of soaked and ground chola dal fortified with chopped fenugreek leaves and other common flavour enhancing ingredients. You will find these succulent, crisp pancakes to be filling and tasty, even better than the quick-fix versions made using besan.

Chola Dal Pudla recipe - How to make Chola Dal Pudla

Soaking time:  3 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     8Makes 8 pudlas
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1 cup chola dal (split cow peas)
1/4 cup finely chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1 1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
salt to taste
2 1/4 oil for greasing and cooking

For Serving
healthy green chutney

  1. Soak the chola dal in enough warm water in a deep bowl for 3 hours. Drain, and blend in a mixer to a coarse paste using ¼ cup of water.
  2. Transfer the paste into a bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and ¼ cup of water and mix well to make a batter of dropping consistency.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it using ¼ tsp of oil.
  4. Pour a ladleful of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread in a circular motion to make a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle.
  5. Cook on a medium flame, using ¼ tsp of oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make 7 more pudlas.
  7. Serve immediately with healthy green chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per pudla
Energy163 cal
Protein6.9 g
Carbohydrates15.5 g
Fiber4.6 g
Fat8.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium7.3 mg


Chola Ni Dal Na Poodla
 on 11 Aug 14 03:27 PM

A very simple recipe with the use of minimal ingredients like ginger green chilli paste, garlic paste and fenugreek leaves for added flavour. All you have to do it soak the chola dal, grind it and make hot pudlas for your loved ones.
Chola Ni Dal Na Poodla
 on 29 Jul 14 04:12 PM

Chola dal used as a base for making these pancakes...delicious and full of fibre...i make often make this for my family...
Chola Ni Dal Na Poodla
 on 11 Apr 11 01:02 PM

Amazing taste, too good,everybody at home liked it very much, especially my mother,she was so happy to have it because she ate it after very very long time gap, my nani(grandma) use to do it especially on the occassion of Utran.Thanks Tarlaji for giving such a nice recipe.