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Badeel is a popular snack of Uttarakhand. It is made from pahari masoor and
can give a stiff competition to the popular snacks like kebabs in taste!

Ingredients(For two Serving)

  • Pahari masoor dal-1 Kg
  • Onions- 150 gm
  • Garlic-50 gm
  • Ginger- 25 gm
  • Green chillies- 25 gm
  • Oil- 50 gm
  • Salt- to taste
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Garam masala- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Chopped green coriander


  • First of all soak masoor dal overnight.
  • Next day grind the dal with garlic, ginger
    and green chillies into a fine paste.
  • Put the frying pan on a moderate flame
    and pour oil.
  • Put finely chopped onions in the pan and fry for sometime, add ½ table
    spoon each of turmeric, red chilli, coriander powder and garam masala.
  • Now put the paste of dal in the pan and fry it properly in a moderate
  • Add salt to taste and sprinkle the dal with a little bit of water; cover the
    pan with a lid and keep stirring from time to time.
  • When the dal is properly cooked remove the pan from the flame.
  • Now apply some oil on a thali and pour the cooked dal on it. Spread
    uniformly, and allow it to cool. On cooling and solidifying cut it into
    small cakes called badeel.
  • Fry these badeels in oil on a steel tawa. Serve on a plate with sweet &
    sour chutney and garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut.


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