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Urad Ke Pakore (Wada)

These spicy pakoras are prepared with Urad dal (a type of pulse) and are good
as snacks, served during breakfast or with evening tea. It is also served during
family and social functions.

Ingredients (serves four)

  • Urad Dal – 500 gm
  • Chopped Onions – 1 Tea spoon
  • Jeera Powder – 1 Tea spoon
  • Garam Masala – 2 Tea spoon
  • Sesame Seeds – 5 gm
  • Green Chillies – 5-7
  • Coriander leaves – ½ bunch
  • Salt – To taste


  • Soak urad overnight
  • Strain and grind the dal into fine paste.
  • Add jeera powder, garam masala, salt, chopped onions, coriander
    leaves, chillies and mix well.
  • Make small balls by applying water on the palms and flatten them and
    coat them with sesame seeds.
  • Deep fry in oil and serve hot with chutney.


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