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Dal Chawal Arancini

Here’ s giving a fun and quick twist to our deliciously dear dal chawal’s combination. Taking a cue from Italian delicacies, we've converted our desi dal chawal into a fried Arancini ball. This is an innovative and incredibly easy way to enjoy our favourite dish while experiencing the delight of new food through fusion of the cuisines.


Table of Content

  1. What is Dal Chawal Arancini?
  2. Quick and Easy Dal Chawal Arancini
  3. How to make Dal Chawal Arancini?
  4. Expert Tips
  5. Recipe Card  


What is Dal Chawal Arancini?

​​Arancini is an Italian appetiser ; they are deep fried rice balls that are generally stuffed and coated with bread crumbs. They are made in many variations with a meaty version in a ragu sauce or stuffed with mozzarella and parmesan risotto. The variations are endless, therefore, we have created our own version with the twist of classic Indian flavours of dal and chawal, mixed with some Italian herbs to bring together a fusion that everyone would love.


Quick and Easy Dal Chawal Arancini

Arancini is a great comfort food in its classic form with cheese oozing out of puffy rice balls, fried inside a crispy fried bread crumb coating. Now, just imagine how amazing the Indian version will be with the flavours of your most loved comfort food packed into an Arancini. Instead of imagining, just make the recipe, because it takes as little as 20 minutes to prepare. This is also a great way to use the leftover dal from last night.   


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    How to make Dal Chawal Arancini ?

    1) In a bowl of cooked Basmati rice, add boiled arhar dal, followed by the dried spices and the chopped garlic and ginger.

    Dal Chawal Arancini

    2) Mix it all together and also add some cornflour to help the mixture in its binding. Set it aside.
    Dal Chawal Arancini

    3) Shape the rice into Arancini balls and lay them out evenly on a plate or a tray. Put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
    Dal Chawal Arancini

    4) Heat some oil for frying in a stainless steel kadai. Fry the balls in the oil and flip them to fry evenly on every side.
    Dal Chawal Arancini

    5) Serve them hot and crisp with sweet chilli sauce.
    Dal Chawal Arancini


    Expert Tips

    1. Do not skip the cornstarch as it is integral for binding without which the dish wont work.
    2. Freezing is a necessary step otherwise the balls would fall apart in the oil.
    3. Drain the Arancini on a paper towel once they are fried to remove the excess oil.

    Recipe Card


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