Sanoli's Kitchen: CHOLAR DALER BORA (BENGAL GRAM FRITTERS)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CHOLAR DALER BORA (BENGAL GRAM FRITTERS)

 
There are many kinds of lentil's fritters in Bengali cuisine, among them I like the most Bengal gram fritters. This is a 'niramish' or vegan dish, loved by all. At our childhood days, when it was too rainy evening my mom often made this fritters as our evening snack. It tastes something different than other fritters, very less spices used in it, we all enjoyed together this flavorful and very luscious crispy 'bora' (fritters). A delicious appetizer, snack which fulfills your hunger. It may not be good for stomach and overall health, but surely tickles our tastebuds.

INGREDIENTS:
1 Cup Bengal Gram Lentil (Chana dal)
3/4" Ginger (Chopped)
2-3 Green Chillies
1/3 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
1/3 tsp Roasted Cumin powder
1 tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

METHOD:
Wash and soak Bengal gram lentil overnight to make them soft.

Next morning grind lentil with ginger and green chillies with 2 tbsps of water. It must be a smooth paste. Then only the fritters would be soft, fluffy and absorbed less oil. Keep this paste in a large bowl.

 Add baking soda, turmeric powder, red chilli flakes, roasted cumin powder, chopped coriander leaves and salt in it. Mix well. Let it set for another 15 minutes.

Heat enough oil in a wok for deep frying, till it comes smokey. Instantly drop small dumplings of this lentil paste into the wok. First fry on medium low, then increase the flame to medium high. Fry the both sides till crispy and reddish brown colour. Take the fried fritters off the wok. Drain on a kitchen pepper towel to absorb the excess oil from it.

Now Cholar daler bora is ready to serve hot with tomato ketchup or any chutney. Very nice evening snacks on a rainy day or simply goes well with rice and dal as a side dish. 

Linking to: Let's Cook # 19 - Legumes / Lentils @ Tickling Palates

 


15 comments:

  1. many unique recipes u have... love this a lot..

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  2. Superb, love that color, want to have some

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  3. lovely munchies and the color makes me want some

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  4. Yummy fritters, feel like munching some.

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  5. Delicious fritters..perfect tea time snack.

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  6. very yummy fritters want to grab it.

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  7. very great work.thank you for giving us tasty receipt.keep it up. doing good

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  8. Delicious fritters..Love them with hot tea...

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  9. Love these fritters with hot tea :) healthy or not am an addict of tasty fritters..This looks too good Sanoli :)
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  10. Lovely fritters!! Wonderful snacks!!
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