Fried mixed gram cakes (Kalmi Bare)

Fried mixed gram cakes (Kalmi Bare)

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Servings: 6
Calories: 234


  • 11 oz Bengal gram chana dal, washed, soaked for 4 - 5 hours, drained
  • 2 1/2 oz Split black gram dhuli urad dal, washed, soaked for 4 - 5 hours, drained
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 12 Black peppercorns sabut kali mirch, freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp Ginger adrak, grated
  • 3 Green chillies finely chopped
  • a pinch Asafoetida hing
  • 1 tbsp Cumin jeera seeds
  • 2 tbsp Coriander dhaniya seeds
  • a bunch Green coriander hara dhaniya, finely chopped
  • Ghee for frying


  • Grind the Bengal gram and black gram separately to a coarse and grainy paste. Now mix the pastes and the remaining ingredients (except ghee).
  • With wet hands, take some paste and make a 3 inch-large, round cake. Repeat till all the mixture is used up.
  • Heat the ghee in a pan till hot; deep-fry the cakes, a few at a time. When small bubbles appear on the surface, turn and fry the other side till pale golden. Remove and drain the excess oil on absorbent paper towels. Keep aside to cool.
  • Then cut each cake into 1/4 inch slices. Reheat the ghee and fry the slices till golden and crisp. Sprinkle some chaat masala and serve with mint chutney
Calories: 234 kcal
Carbohydrates: 40 g
Protein: 12 g
Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 485 mg
Potassium: 446 mg
Fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 1 g
Vitamin A: 187 IU
Vitamin C: 5 mg
Calcium: 123 mg
Iron: 4 mg
Dishes Cakes
Cuisine Indian
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