Dahi Pakori


  • For the pakoris:
  • Split moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Black gram or urad dal – 1/2 cup
  • Ginger grated , 1″ piece
  • Soda bicarbonate – a pinch
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Yoghurt strained – 2 and 1/2 cups
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds, roasted and powdered – 1 tsp
  • Tamarind chutney – 100 gm
  • Green coriander chopped – 2 tsp


  1. For the pakoris, After soaking the green and black grams for 2 hours grind to a smooth paste. Add the remaining ingredients. Whip till the batter is smooth and of dropping consistency.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan; carefully drop tablespoons of the batter into the hot oil. Fry till golden brown. Rmove with a slotted spoon and immerse the dumplings in salted water for 5-7 minutes, Repeat till the batter is used up.
  3. Remove the soaked dumplings; squeeze out the excess water and arrange them in a bowl.
  4. Mix the salt with the yoghurt and pour over the dumplings. Sprinkle the spices, tamarinf and green coriander.
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