How to make Dahi Bhalle - SK Khazana -

Mixed dal bhalle, a must at any celebratory meal

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal), Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Dahi Bhalle - SK Khazana

Dahi Bhalle - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Dahi Bhalle - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) soaked 1/2 cup

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) soaked 1/2 cup

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chilli paste 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon to sprinkle

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespo to garnish

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Yogurt beaten 2 1/2 cups

  • Powdered sugar 3/4 cup

  • Tamarind chutney to drizzle

  • Green chutney to drizzle

  • Roasted cumin powder to sprinkle

  • Black salt to sprinkle


Step 1

Blend together green gram, black gram and Bengal gram with some water to a coarse paste. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 2

Add salt, green chilli paste, chilli powder and 1 tablespoon coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 3

Boil sufficient water in a non-stick pan. Set aside.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Drop small portions of the batter in it and deep-fry till golden brown. Drain and soak bhalle in hot water for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Mix together yogurt and powdered sugar in another bowl.

Step 6

Take ice cold water in yet another bowl. Drain the bhalle from hot water and soak in ice cold water for 10 minutes.

Step 7

Squeeze out the excess water and place the bhalle on serving plates. Top with some sweetened yogurt and drizzle some tamarind chutney and some green chutney. Sprinkle some chilli powder, some cumin powder and some black salt. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately.

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