Pigeon Pea Fritters In Almond And Poppy Gravy


Hi, friends welcome back. I hope you all are doing good. Today’s recipe of mine is inspired from the rural areas of  Bihar mixed with my idea of presenting it. The recipe is Pigeon Pea Fritters In Almond And Poppy Seeds Gravy which is made of pigeon pea fritters shallow fried in a rich, creamy, flavourful gravy of poppy, almonds, and peanuts. It is tasty and does not require too much of oil too. I made this recipe today and decided to share it with you all too. I hope you like it. The recipe is as follows:—

Ingredients:—For the fritters

  1. Pigeon Pea- 250 gms
  2. Onion(big)- 1
  3. Dry Red Chillies -4
  4. Green Chillies -2
  5. Cumin -1/2 tsp
  6. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder -1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  9. Fresh Lemon Juice -1 tsp
  10. Salt – According to taste
  11. Corn Flour – 1 tbsp(for binding)
  12. Curry Leaves -optional
  13. Freshly chopped cilantro -optional

For the gravy:

  1. Onion -1
  2. Ginger Garlic Paste -1 tsp
  3. Poppy Seeds paste- 1 tbsp
  4. Almonds -4
  5. Peanuts -5
  6. Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  10. Tomato Puree -1 tsp

For Garnishing:—

  1. Fresh Cream
  2. Cilantro – optional

For the tempering:

  1. Black Cardamom -1
  2. Green Cardamom -2
  3. Cinnamon Stick -1
  4. Bay Leaf – 1
  5. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp


Step 1


Pigeon Pea Fritters

To make the fritters wash and soak the pigeon peas overnight. Grind it coarsely the next day and keep aside. Make a paste from poppy seeds, almonds, and peanuts. Grind onions to make its separate paste.

Step 2

Now take a bowl. Add the ground pigeon pea along with the other ingredients like chopped onion, dried red chilies, green chilies, cumin, cumin powder, coriander powder,garam masala, salt, lemon juice and mash it well. You can add fresh cilantro too if you want. To make binding easier, add some corn flour in the batter. Make small patties out of this mixture and keep aside.

Step 3

IMG-5193.JPGLet’s start making the gravy now. For that, take a kadhai and add the tempering ingredients into it. When spluttering starts, add the onion paste and saute for a minute. Now add ginger-garlic paste and fry again for a minute. Next add the spice mix, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder,garam masala, tomato puree and fry this masala for three minutes. When the masalas start leaving the sides, add the masala paste of almond-poppy-peanuts and saute again for two minutes. Next, add water to make the gravy. Simmer this gravy on a medium flame for ten minutes. Then add in the fritters and let it again boil for five minutes.

Our Pigeon Pea Fritters In Almond And Poppy Gravy is done. Garnish with fresh cream and chopped cilantro. Serve it with tandoori rotis and naan.

Note point:—You can use any lentil of your choice here other than what I have used.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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