Dal Cubes Recipe – Tea Time Snack – Video

Dal Cubes, unique fried snack for tea time. It is a crisp, spicy and Cube shaped breakfast appetizer made with Chana Dal.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  By Maahi Gupta          Updated  15 Nov, 17

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The most interesting part of this snack is its unique shape. You must have seen and eaten lot of pakoras in your life with myriad shapes, but you will find this one a unique one out of the lot.

Try this once and let us know if you don't fall in love and we will try to treat you with some more like these

We all liked it at our home and hope that you and your guests will also love them.

  Ingredients




120 min Prep
15 min Cook
Yield  15 Cubes of medium size
Nutrition Facts
Dal Cubes Recipe - Tea Time Snack - Video
Amount Per Serving
Calories 534 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55g 85%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 35g
Sodium 164mg 7%
Potassium 112mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 1%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  Instructions

  • Ingredients for Dal Cubes.
    Ingredients for Dal Cubes
    Ingredients for Dal Cubes 
  • We will start the process with soaking the Chana Dal in water for 2 hours. Make sure Dal is completely submerged in water.
    Soak Chana Dal in water for 2 hours
    Soak Chana Dal in water for 2 hours 
  • After 2 Hours, separate the Dal from Water and put it in a grinder jar to make a smooth paste.
    Add the chana dal to the grinder jar
    Add the chana dal to the grinder jar 
  • First, grind the Dal for 20 Seconds. Dal will only be half grind in 20 sec. Add the chopped Onion, Green Chilies, Grated Coconut, Turmeric Powder, Salt and Asafoetida in it. Grind it again until you get the smooth paste.
    Add onion & Spices
    Add onion & Spices 
  • Now add 1 Tsp of oil and give another round of grinding (30 Seconds) to the mixture. This is just to make it bit more smooth.
    Add 1 tsp of oil
    Add 1 tsp of oil 
  • Now, take an aluminium tin (round or any other shape) and grease it with oil on all its inner surface. We will use this tin for steaming the mixture for 15 minutes. Oiling will help us avoid sticking of the mixture on the surface of the tin while steaming.
    Grease the tin
    Grease the tin 
  • Now pour the prepared Dal mixture in greased tin for steaming.
    Pour the Dal Mixture in a tin for steaming
    Pour the Dal Mixture in a tin for steaming 
  • Take a pressure cooker. Add 500 ml Water and place one small Water filled bowl at the center of the cooker as shown in image. Keep the stove on high flame.
    All this set up is for steaming the Dal mixture. You might find this method strange but it works.
    Add 500ml water to the cooker.
    Add 500ml water to the cooker. 
  • Once you see the Water is boiling, place the aluminium tin on top of bowl (as shown).

    Be careful about your hand. It should not come in contact with the cooker walls and boiling water.

    Cover the lid of the cooker (do not keep the whistle over the cooker lid) and let it cook for 15 minutes on medium flame.

    The idea is to only provide steam to Dal paste, hence we don't need to lock the cooker lid. Once done, switch off the stove and take out the tin from the cooker.
    Place the Dal Mixture filled pan over the Bowl.
    Place the Dal Mixture filled pan over the Bowl. 
  • After 15 minutes, your dal mixture will solidify and will look like the one shown in image. Keep aside to cool down to room temperature.
    This is how it will look after steaming
    This is how it will look after steaming 
  • Once it cools down, use a knife to cut it in small cubes (as shown). You can give any shape of your choice like a triangle or anything you like. We are giving them a cubical shape.
    Cut it with knief to give them any required shape
    Cut it with knief to give them any required shape 
  • These cubes now need frying.
    We are ready with Dal Cubes to fry them
    We are ready with Dal Cubes to fry them 
  • Heat Oil in a pan on high flame. Wait until you see smoke coming out of the oil.
    Heat Oil in a pan
    Heat Oil in a pan 
  • Add Dal cubes in hot Oil for deep frying. Flip them occasionally to avoid burning.
    Add dal cubed in hot oil to deep fry
    Add dal cubed in hot oil to deep fry 
  • Once they achieve light golden brown color (as shown), remove them from hot oil. Keep them on a tissue / Oil-soaking paper. It will help soak all the extra oil.
    Once they turn golden brown take out from oil
    Once they turn golden brown take out from oil 
  • That's it. Dal Cubes are ready to eat with any sauce of your choice. Serve them hot with Coriander chutney or if you like to spice up your evening, you can even try it with spicy Momo's sauce.
    Dal Cubes are now ready to serve.
    Dal Cubes are now ready to serve. 

  •  Storage and Serving Suggestions

    Sharing your views and suggestions will help us try more of these unique and simple recipes. If you liked this new style of snack, i am sure you would also love to try vegetable rice kababs. They are something different than the normal league of pakoras.
    Dal cubes
    Dal cubes
    Dal cubes
    Dal cubes





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