Dali Bora (Lentil Fritters)

Dali Bora (Lentil Fritters)

Serves: 8 to 10 people           Cooking Time: 15min to 20min


  • 5 cups of red split lentils (soaked for 2 to 3 hours)
  • 2 medium onions
  • water (for blending)
  • 3 green chillies
  • 2 tsp of rice flour
  • 1/3 of a bunch of coriander
  • 1 – 1.5 tsp salt (or to your taste)
  • oil for frying
  • 2 tsp of my homemade mixed spice


Soak your lentils for 2 to 3 hours, then wash and rinse until the water becomes clear. Blend your lentils using a blender. Add a little splash of water to help it blend if needed. Once blended it should form into a paste. If the paste is running squeeze the water out. Once done transfer the lentils into a bowl and put to one side.

Next, cut your onions finely and chop your green chillies in half. Add salt and mix both ingredients together. Now add 2 tsp of rice flour and 2 tsp of my homemade mixed powder. Chop the coriander and add it too. Then place all the ingredients including the lentils into a large mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients together and add salt if needed.

Now roll the Dali bora into small round balls. You can use a teaspoon to get the right measurements. Once rolled up carefully drop your Dali bora balls into the hot oil. Fry them on medium heat so that the insides are cooked. Once it has turned crispy and brown, take out the boras and place into bowl. You can place a kitchen towel in the bowl beforehand to help drain the oil from boras. Serve it with any of your favourite dipping sauce.

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