Radhaballavi — with alur dum- Must menu in bengali wedding —

In our childhood we just couldn’t think of a wedding without this combination as a starter and  this was followed by other scrumptuous dishes like Bengali  fish fry ( the recipe will be shared  in an another post ) , cholar dal , egg devil (will share ) , illish paturi  , Polau , mutton , sweets and last but not the least chatni and papad bhaja —

Now cholar dal and alur dum ( recipe will be shared) are two indispensable accompaniments of radhaballavi — Radhaballavi are  essentially made with biulir dal or urad dal  with a touch of hing — (optional ) is sweeter in taste than dal puri which are made of matar dal or cholar dal—

Main Ingredients:

For Dough :

  • 500 gm of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp of sugar

Filling :

  • A cup of urad dal or biulir dal
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 5 tbsp of dry roasted powder (cumin , fennel seeds , dry red chillies)
  • 2 green chilli paste
  • A pinch of hing or asafoetida
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp of  mustard oil
  • Vegetable oil to deep fry the kachori



In a bowl , sift the flour with salt ,  add in the oil and rub it till it gets crumbly. Add in warm water and make a stiff dough but pliable dough.

Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and rest it for an hour.

Prepare the filling:

Wash and soak the lentil overnight .

In the morning drain the water and grind it in a mixer with ginger , green chilli and salt without any water — it will be a coarse grind.

In a non stick pan ( important ) heat 2 tbsp of mustard oil , add in cumin and fennel seeds and let it sizzle.

Add the lentil paste and stir for few minutes … Add in the salt , dry roasted powder , sugar , and keep on stirring until all the spices gets well incorporated.

It will take 15 minutes or so —

Take if off the pan and let it cool — and divide into small balls.

Making of Radhaballavi:

Knead the dough one more time for 5 minutes and make medium sized balls out of it —

Flatten the balls on your palm to make a cup of it ,  place the lentil stuffing on to the centre , fold along the edges and reshape into a ball.

Flatten the balls with a rolling -pin and make small puris out of it on a floured surface keeping on mind that the filling does not come out .

Repeat it with other balls —

Heat Vegetable oil in a deep bottomed oil and fry the kachoris one by one —

Serve immediately with spicy alur dum or cholar dal  —- ( recipes of which I will be sharing soon

Happy Cooking   ——  ðŸ™‚




5 Comments Add yours

  1. Mouthwatering..also d aloo dum looks so delicious

    Liked by 1 person

  2. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks a lot ❤


  3. mistimaan says:

    My all time favourite and you have presented it well 🙂


  4. Looks yumm 👌


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