Motor Pakora (pea pakora)

    A side dish that is served as a snack. It can cal be also served with either plain rice or pulau rice.


    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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    • 1/2 cup of boiled motor dal (peas)
    • 2 teaspoons of rice powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder
    • 2 teaspoons of cornflower
    • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoons of toasted cumin seeds, powdered
    • 2 teaspoons of sugar
    • 2 teaspoons of chat masala
    • Salt as needed
    • Vegetable oil for deep frying


    1. Mix all the ingredients except vegetable oil together in a bowl.
    2. Heat a deep frying pan with oil.
    3. Make small lumps out of the mixture and drop one lump or “pakora” at a time into the bubbling hot oil.
    4. Deep fry until the “pakoras” turn golden brown.
    5. Serve hot with ketchup or chutney.
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