Badeel | How to make Badeel

By Sonali Bisht  |  15th Apr 2016  |  
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About Badeel Recipe

A lost recipe from the kitchens of kumaon. Something which isnt available at the restaurants and has almost negligible written literature. This is one of those recipes which is passed over from the mothers to their daughters, or as in my case from my mother in law to a non kumaoni bride. Enjoy it as a starter or an accompaniment to the main inidan course

Badeel is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Badeel has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Sonali Bisht is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Badeel recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Badeel is few minutes and the time taken for cooking is 20 minutes. This is recipe of Badeel is perfect to serve 4 people. Badeel is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Badeel. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Badeel by commenting on this page below!


Ingredients to make Badeel

  • 1 cup chana daal (soaked overnight)
  • 2 green chillies
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 pepper corns
  • 2 pods of black cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin Seeds
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • For the dip: 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp rock salt

How to make Badeel

  1. Add all the ingredients for the badeel, except oil. Grind it in the mixie. Do not add any water.
  2. Heat oil in a kadhai, add the paste. Fry till the mixture leaves the side of the dish and gives a cooked aroma.
  3. Take a greased plate and pour the hot mixture on it. Pat it down with a wet hand and wait for it to cool.
  4. Once it is cooled, cut it in a diamond shapes or any shape you wish.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, place the cut badeel on it, fry for two minutes on each side or till it gets a light brown tinge.

My Tip:

For the dip: Beat the yogurt with sugar and salt.

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