Phulori is an evening snack which is served with tomato chutney mostly in eastern part of India. Phulori is a favorite evening snack in Bihar and one of the popular street food. These snacks are found in every nook and corner of towns in Bihar. It is a stomach filling food and its price is low so popular among all group of people. It is not a regular evening snack prepared but yes it is prepared occasionally in my home. Health conscious people usually avoid this snack as the oil content is high.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
- 1cup Yellow Split peas (Chana Dal)
- 1/4 cup black lentil (Dhula hua Urad dal)
- Salt – 1/2 tablespoon
- Baking powder – 1/2 tablespoon
- Green chilli – 2-3 pieces (chopped)
- Kala zeera (onion seeds) – 1/2 tablespoon
- 50 gram spinach (पालक)
- Oil for frying
- Soak Yellow Split peas and black lentil separately overnight or at least (6 hours)
- Grind the soaked Split peas and black lentil so that the consistency of mixture remain thick.
- Add required salt baking powder and whisk the mixture. Add little amount of water in order to make the batter suitable for a lump. Keep the batter aside for 15 minutes so that the baking powder soften the batter.
- Add kala zeera and chopped spinach and mix it properly.
- Now heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and drop batter with your hand. Drop the batter in such a way that it become more or less round shape. Ensure that the heat of the oil is not high else the Phulori will remain uncooked.
- Fry the Phulori till become light brown.
Remove the Phulori in an Oil-absorbing Cooking Paper and serve with Tomato sauce or with tomato coriander Chutney.