Dal Chawal Arancini

Serves 2-3

Preparation time 10 Minutes

Cooking time 10 Minutes


Cooked rice - 1 cup

Arhar dal - 1/2 cup

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Parsley - 1 tbsp

Smoked paprika - 1/2 tsp

Garlic - 3 cloves

Ginger - 1 knot

Oil - For frying

Sweet chilli sauce - For dipping

A fun little way to present the leftover dal and rice in the form of a classic Italian dish.


1) In a bowl take the cooked rice and mix the boiled dal to it.

2) Add in the seasoning along with the parsley, chilli powder, smoked paprika, ginger and garlic.

3) Mix it all properly into a thick batter like consistency.

4) Add in a spoonful of cornflour to give the binding.

5) Make it into small bite sized balls and freeze for 20 minutes.

6) In a Meyer Select kadai, heat oil for deep frying and fry off the rice balls.

7) Remove from the oil once they are golden brown and serve hot along with sweet chilli sauce.

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